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 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: 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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