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  • Day4

    The Aphrodite Trail

    March 1, 2018 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Our walk followed the Aphrodite Trail which shows off the Akamas region of Cyprus. It's only 5 miles but it climbs 37 meters to the top of Moutti tis Sotiras and then picks up the coastal path to return back to the Baths of Aphrodite's.Read more

  • Day4

    Baths of Aphrodite

    March 1, 2018 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    This morning it was very cloudy and we decided it was a good day for a walk so we made our way to just outside Polis were the Baths of Aphrodite can be found along with the start of the Aphrodite Trail.

    This is the legendary bathing place of the goddess of love. In the dim and distant past Aphrodite is supposed to have frolicked with Akamas and Adonis and then bathed in the pool which is fed by a spring. Today a huge fig tree shades the romantic spot.

    I explained to Hazel that 'Adonis' actual translates from Greek to 'Stuart' but I don't think she was convinced.😉
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  • Day3

    Coral Bay

    February 28, 2018 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    It's been a lovely warm sunny day so ideal for getting the beach tent out for the first time in 2018. Coral Bay is just down the road from the flat and was nice and quiet, although the beach bar was closed the facilities were open so ideal for a few hours sun bathing.

    We both had a paddle in the sea and would have had a swim if the sea hadn't been so rough making it dangerous to venture to far out without a life guard on duty.
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  • Day2

    Lidl and an easy day

    February 27, 2018 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    After our long day yesterday we decide to stock up with food at Lidl and take it easy today. It's lovely and warm when the sun is out but it was a bit cloudy today so we had to take the opportunity to sun bath as and when we could. Had a late breakfast on the large sun drenched terrace.

    It's very hilly and our little Kia Picanto does struggle with its little 1 liter engine, although it should be very fuel-efficient. The roads are pretty quiet although they are a little rough in places.
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  • Day1

    Arrived at Manchester Airport

    February 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    It was a bit of a torturous journey up the M5 & M6, we had to negotiate no less than 3 vehicle breakdowns, in the middle of the carriage way, along with the rush hour traffic and usual road works. All this added an hour to our journey so we didn't arrive at the car park until 10:30 am.

    We managed to rush through check in and security only to discover our flight has been delayed by an hour and 30 minutes so we won't be leaving now until 2 pm. So we won't get to Paphos until 9:45 pm, it's going to be a long day!

    Hazel still not feeling very well, hopefully the warmer temperatures in Cyprus will do the trick.😎
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