Cyprus Life – in pictures

My new life in Cyprus in images and words. I'm a British 50 something female, originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) and came to live in Limassol, Cyprus in March 2004. This is my photo blog about my new life as an expat on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Plus other things which catch my attention every once in a while…. Enjoy!

Water, water – everywhere….

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After what feels like forever, the rain finally stopped falling in Cyprus on Wednesday afternoon and we’ve had dry days since then – but I hear that’s not expected to last for very long😦

We took a short drive from our house up the back of Ypsonas and headed up to Kouris Dam during my half day off on 1st February, 2012 and took a few snapshots of the largest dam in Cyprus.

It’s currently over 65% full so not sure if we’ll get any “overflow” on it this time.

The last time the dams overflowed in Cyprus was in February 2004 – just a few weeks before our permanent residence on the island of Aphrodite.

It’s not so long since we were experiencing water cuts on an almost daily basis and below is a photograph we took from the dam at Kouris then.

A sick Kouris Dam - note the tower in the water. It's not the one you see in the photos below.

And now compare it to the photos below taken on Wednesday.

Kouris Dam, Limassol – Cyprus. 1st February 2012

But it’s a very different story in the West of the island in the Paphos districts.
The second largest dam in Cyprus, not too far from Paphos airport (the Asprokremnos Dam) has already hit the top and bubbled over on Friday 27th January 2012.

Video footage courtesy of Lloyd (Yakflyer) on Paphos People forum

I think it’s about time that some websites had a bit of a rethink about their wording of Cyprus having 360 days of sun over the year!

We’ve just had the recorded wettest winter since 1902….

Author: cypruspictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Thanks for visiting my blog. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr: and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures Enjoy!

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