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.


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An afternoon stroll by San Rafael Marina, Cyprus


San Rafael Marina, Limassol, Cyprus

San Rafael Marina, Limassol, Cyprus

San Rafael Marina is situated on the east side of Limassol close to the Amathusa tourist area and not too far from the Atlantica Bay (Thomson) Hotel, Elias Beach, Le Meridien and of course the San Rafael hotels.

Elias Beach Hotel, west of San Rafael Marina

There’s a long stretch of sandy beach on either side of the marina and it’s very popular with the locals in the summer – so get there early!

San Rafael beach, Limassol, Cyprus

Some quite nice sailing yachts/boats can be seen from the walkway along the marina towards the club/restaurant.

Private yachts at San Rafael Marina, Cyprus

Perusing the menu at the yacht club/beach bar.

Perusing the menu at the yacht club/beach bar.

There’s also a dive centre where you can visit the dive school for a “try dive” or take up a fully qualified PADI diving course.

More photos of San Rafael Marina and the surrounding area can be seen on my CyprusPictures flickr account.

Putting San Rafael Marina on the map

Putting San Rafael Marina on the map


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2014 New Year’s Day at Curium


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I never make resolutions for New Year simply because I don’t really agree with the forces of “having to do….”

But for 2014 I decided to break my own rule and I’ve made my New Year’s Resolution – to visit the beach as often as possible!

We decided to start as we meant to go on – so here you are, proof we went to the beach at Ancient Kourion (Curium Beach, Episkopi, Limassol in sunny Cyprus), this morning 1st January 2014.


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Where do you watch your sunset?


Sunset from the terrace

Sunset from the terrace

This afternoon at Curium Beach after our attempt to see the partial eclipse. That was a bit of a non event for us….

Through the hatchback window

Through the hatchback window

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Reflection through Kourion Beach Restaurant window

Reflection through the glass

Novel.... how do you watch your solar eclipse?

Novel…. how do you watch your solar eclipse?