On Independence Day we visited Pachyammos Village Beach, with a view to doing some snorkelling. Unfortunately, the winds cut up a bit rough, so we decided to take some pictures and film instead.
No More Portaloos
Pachyammos lies to the east of Pomos, along the northern coast from Polis.
It is a lovely part of the island, and well worth a visit. The locals now consider the beach too cold for swimming and sunbathing, though to us it is still lovely. In the summer time there are portaloos along the edge of the beach, but they have been removed now.
There were definitely plenty of waves here today. When we first moved to Cyprus, I went body boarding on a beach like this, in similar conditions. I got completely spanked. The sea threw me head-first into a bank of large pebbles and I ended up with a bloody face and a black eye. It wasn't the size of the waves, but their sheer power. So if you fancy a bit of body boarding, be careful.
No Fishing Today
Normally we would expect to see a fisherman or two on those rocks. Not today though.
I left Alex, who was busy collecting shells and taking close-ups, to climb up onto the rocks. I wanted to get some pictures of waves crashing against the cliffs.
Is The Film Better Than The Blog?
Before we show any more pictures we thought we should include the film, so that people averse to clicking on new pages will at least get to see it. There are still another four pages of pictures, though. So don't go away!
We hadn't intended doing any recording, so didn't have a tripod or our decent camera. So forgive the occasional wobble.
And turn the sound up, as we include a nice chill-out soundtrack, perfect for a sunday afternoon.