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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 🙂
Then we found the “easy route”…
ΓΕΦΥΡΙ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΙΑΣ / Olive Bridge
Tzielefos Bridge / ΓεφυΡρα Τζιελεφος
Direction indicator with the obligatory bullet hole (remember, this is Cyprus)…. and Arminou Dam in the background.
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?