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!

Water Wednesday


Dam it!

Close, but no cigar.....

We went up to Kouris Dam, Ypsonas today in the hope it would be overflowing but sadly, it was not to be. “Close, but no cigar” as they say…

Below: Looking out from the top of the dam to the outlet pipe

The outlet pipe on the Limassol side of the dam.

Hmmm, so then curiosity got the better of me – much to my husband’s disgust. How do we get down there to get some more photographs? We can see the road so now all we have to do is find it.

We found some kind of a  rough road that looked like it was heading in the general direction. Well it was pointing downhill anyway and off we shot off the road to the right and over all sorts of terrain until we hit the bottom,  ending up on the road you can see to the right of the building  and above where the water is whooshing out.

A smaller outlet pipe near Kouris Dam.

Above the main outlet pipe

Me at the outlet pipe

Above the main ladder at the outlet pipe.

By rights the dam should be overflowing already so we have our suspicions that the “overflow” is being held back or “stage managed” to finally roll over the top in time for the forthcoming EOKA (1st April) public holiday weekend.

Call me cynical if you will, but it’s something that definitely comes with age 🙂

From the bottom of Kouris Dam, Limassol.

More photos on my Flickr account plus video on Cyprus Life – in pictures Facebook page.

Gushing water from the big outlet pipe: video.php?v=374655879223969

Update 8th April 2012 – Kouris Dam finally overflowed 🙂 Check out my latest post.


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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