Exploring Evretou

Published 20th of March, 2020

We never get bored of exploring the Cyprus countryside in Springtime, This is a good job, as social distancing prevents us from blogging about anywhere vaguely populated. The other day we took our swanky new 360 camera for a spin. The pictures proved popular, especially to people pining for a holiday cut-short. So here are the pictures we took with our usual camera as we were on our travels.

A Grave Occasion

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It's a while since I've been here. This is the Grave / Memorial on the bank of the Evretou Reservoir, on the opposite side of the dam. It is one of my favourite places, and great if you want to get back to nature. Plus, nobody ever goes there, so you can sit and watch the world go by without having to wonder if you should be wearing latex gloves, or whether anybody spotted you coughing.

Reflections

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I had been hoping for a nice, calm, wind-free day, so I could get some nice reflections. However, the wind was blowing, and this little corner was the only bit that was playing ball.

Twitcher's Paradise

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You can't see them here, but loads of birds have taken up residence in these cliffs.

Stunning View

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But it's not all about the views. There's something else that has now come into bloom. Up until now, we have only seen the more boring orchids this Spring. Not any longer...

Phwoooar eh?

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That's right. The Naked Men Orchids are in bloom again. And you can see why that chap is smiling so much.

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