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!

Cyprus Geology & the Troodos Ophiolite Sequence

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Did you know that Cyprus has a very famous geological sequence?

Find out about our Troodos ophiolite and the events on how our island was formed.

Originally, the island we now live on was actually on the bottom of the sea bed. Strange, but true!

Okay, it was about 90 million years ago but hey, who’s counting when you live on something as famous of the Troodos Massif and it’s renowned impact on the geology world in general. Let’s face it – we’re sitting on a piece of living history….

You can blame it on those dodgy tectonic plates that are ultimately responsible for the earth tremors you experience from time to time – the African and the Eurasian plate.

If you’re looking for Cyprus geological collectibles and specimens – here’s a cool place to start: Cyprus Geology & Troodos Ophiolite Sequence.

While I’ve got your attention, why not check out some of my other blog posts about our famous mountain range: Troodos and Back, Cyprus Earthquakes, Snow on Troodos

Cyprus Chromite specimen from Kokkinorotsos chromite mine.


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!

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