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.

Catching up – life in Cyprus is becoming a blur.

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Taking a look back here on my blog and I realised that time has simply flown by since I made my last blog post in August!

The weeks seem to fly by and the weekends disappear even more quickly 😦

So, rather than bombard my readers and followers with a load of posts all at once – you’re going to get a photo diary of what we’ve been up to since Miss Kathy left us for her journey back to the UK and then on to her new life in the Channel Islands on Jersey.

Here we go:

June 2014
Sunday afternoon and Father’s Day – what better to do with it than take an afternoon stroll around the New Limassol Marina, taking in the atmosphere and enjoying a chilled fruit smoothie and watching the small world of #Cyprus go on with its’ business.

Palm tree lined seafront

Boats and Yachts at Limassol New Marina

Cypriot Restaurant

July 2014
A weekend in Kakopetria village with an overnight stay at the Linos Inn, a traditional but renovated Cypriot village house in Palea Kakopetria (old Kakopetria) in the Troodos foothills of Cyprus.

Linos Hotel & Inn, Kakopetria village

Palea Kakopetria, Cyprus

Palea Kakopetria, Cyprus

Around Kakopetria village, Cyprus

We stayed in the old part of the village which we were totally unaware of before making our hotel reservation, even after having visited Kakopetria several times over the last 10 years.
A very nice place and full of character. There are some beautifully renovated houses offering self-catering or bed & breakfast accommodation. Try it!

August 2014
In search of the Venetian Bridges of Cyprus – we’ve heard of them but never seen them, although we’ve spotted many small stone bridges during our car journeys around Cyprus over the years.
Today on Assumption Day (15 August) we went on Dave’s Big Adventure in search of the Olive Bridge (Elias Bridge) built on the river Foinioti via the Paphos Forest dirt road. Then heading in the direction of Paphos, we later came across Tzielefos Bridge which is pretty spectacular. It was busy and the ice-cream van was doing a roaring trade.

In the Paphos Forest, Cyprus

Our route took us through the Paphos Forest (see above and below images) but starting out from Limassol side of the island.
TIP: it’s a much easier route and a better road if you start your journey from Paphos – but I can assure you that it won’t be as much fun or as adventurous!

A “hands on hips” moment here for some strange reason 🙂
In the Paphos Forest, Cyprus

Then we found the “easy route”…
Venetian Bridges, Cyprus

Venetian Bridges, Cyprus

ΓΕΦΥΡΙ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΙΑΣ / Olive Bridge
Venetian Bridges, Cyprus

Our second Venetian bridge

Tzielefos Bridge / ΓεφυΡρα Τζιελεφος
Venetian Bridges, Cyprus

Direction indicator with the obligatory bullet hole (remember, this is Cyprus)…. and Arminou Dam in the background.
Tzielefos Bridge / ΓεφυΡρα Τζιελεφος

Right, I think that’s enough to be going on with for now….
Of course, in between these photo shoots – we’ve been taking our regular trips down to Curium Beach during the long, hot summer that is Cyprus 🙂 What did you do with your summer?

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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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