Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

Land Rover Defender, Sea Rescue and Greek Macho Men.


What started out as a quiet lunch at Curium Beach with friends followed by a dip in the sea turned out to be quite an eventful day.

We went to Kourion Restaurant (the first taverna as you drive down the beach) and met up with 4 of our closest friends. Lunch was ordered and we had a natter while we waited.

Six meals and three large bottles of water later, the bill came to €44. Great stuff!

Four of us decided to stay at the beach for the afternoon so off we went further up the beach to a spot between the end restaurant (Sunshine Tavern) and the far end of the beach by the rocks.

Sunloungers and towels all laid out nicely, off we went into the sea with our boogie boards. The sea was fairly calm and it was also quite warm! There we were, all having  a float around when alongside us appeared a rigid dinghy making it’s way back to the beach.

A few minutes later we suddenly noticed a lot of commotion…. The Land Rover Defender that was waiting to pull the boat and its trailer up the beach was well and truly stuck by the front wheels in the sand and the tide was coming in rapidly!

It was one of those days when you were glad you brought the camera! 🙂

And, I took some video footage – just for posterity 🙂


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Land Rover Defender, Sea Rescue and Greek Macho Men.

  1. Land Rover owners fault there – NEVER go into the wet sand with a vehicle because it moves! And you’ll not pull it out with a shogun on a short strop until you let the air out of the tyres of both vehicles. Perhaps he should invest in a winch?

    • They tried to tow it out a number of times with at least 3 double cabs but it just wouldn’t budge.

      They ended up jacking up the back end using blocks of wood from my hubby’s double cab and then putting stones from the beach under the back wheels. Then one of the Cypriot guys who had tried to pull them out earlier came back with his double cab with an electric winch fixed to the front. They attached that to the Land Rover and fixed the double cab to another double cab from behind.

      Bob’s your uncle – out it came! 🙂

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