Sick of the Rain?

If it seems like it will never stop raining, take heart and consider what it was like in 2015. We took these when we were caught in a cloudburst while waiting for a kebab.

Cloudburst

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Last October we went for a kebab at Paphos Harbour. The aim was to sit by the sea and eat them, watching the world go by. Unfortunately, the heavens opened before we got a chance to eat them.

From Road To River

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It was fascinating watching the road turn into a river.

On The Main Drag

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As my wife was in a wheelchair at the time with a broken leg, I left her and our daughter at the cafe and set off to get the car. It was quite surreal walking through a river that had been a road an hour ago.

The Bus Shelter

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This was the bus shelter. I made it back to the car then drove around back to the kebab shop to pick up the ladies.

The Day After The Rain Before

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The next day we were walking on the nature trail near Smigies Picnic Area on the Akamas. This bench had been swamped in a mud slide. Paphos itself recovered immediately though. The day after the flood you wouldn't have known it had happened.

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Abandoned Villages - Vretsia

Cyprus has more than it's fair share of abandoned villages. The troubles caused the displacement of both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.The environment itself has caused other villages to be abandoned for reasons of safety. Whatever the reason, the abandonment caused emotional pain and suffering to the affected people. So is it right to right a series of blog articles on them? I thought about this for a while, but decided that yes it was. Cyprus is a land built on antiquities, and these villages are just the latest example. I had no problem blogging about a Necropolis after all. However, some of these villages, and especially Ventris, do still get visits from the displaced families. So if you do decide to visit these places on the strength of these articles, please bear that in mind, and treat them with respect. The urban exploring motto "take only pictures, leave only footprints..." nicely sums it up.

Spring is in The Air!

Yesterday we took a walk out across the Akamas, above Avakas Gorge (which deserves a blog article of its own). Spring was definitely in the air, and the flowers were blooming. We took a few shots to share.

From Episkopi To Kallepia

As part of Pafos 2017, there is a tour of Episkopi Village and the surrounding countryside planned for this saturday 18th February.

St George's Church and Shrine Caves

Near our shop on the Paphos / Geroskipou border, is a little track that runs below a cliff through some farmland. A sign indicates that there is a church down there, so one day I thought I would investigate. Sure enough, there was a little church, but there was so much more besides...

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