The Xeros River In Winter

Published 11th of January, 2019

Just For The Chat Group

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I took an extra picture at the dam because somebody on our facebook chat group wanted to know what the dam looked like after the rain. They had taken several pictures from this spot over the years, so I am happy to oblige.

Anyway, today I drove across the dam, and turned left, then left again at the junction past the new petrol station. I wanted to see if I could get to Foinikas. I didn't fancy the direct route though, because I had no idea what state the road would be in, and there are some steep drops along the way. So I was going to tackle it from the bridge at Old Choletria.

Old Choletria

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This is the bridge that spans the Xeros. Behind me is Nata, and in front is Old Choletria. I think the building by the bridge is a cattery. And they appear to have an old water mill behind them.

A Rare Sight

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The river is rarely this full. Normally it is a sea of pebbles.

Upstream

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The turning I wanted to take was on the left, just after the river.

The Road Ahead...

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First of all I should apologise for the poor quality of this photo. I took it from the inside of the car. As you can see, the road I was on had become a river, and it didn't get any better. I drove round the corner but it just got deeper and deeper, so I decided to cut my losses and reverse back out. There are no pictures of this, because when situations get a bit hectic I tend to concentrate on the job in hand rather than stop to take photos. So you will just have to take my word for it.

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