Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

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): 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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