Dramatic Teisia – 26 Nov.

The five kilometres of this walk turned out to be most uplifting and enjoyable for the large group of Strollers who met on Sunday 26 Nov. under dark, threatening clouds. It felt cool at the meeting point above Handria, and a number of people pulled on gloves and woolly hats. A short uphill climb took us to a panoramic viewpoint with 360 degrees of overlapping peaks and the ragged Teisia (volcanic erect formations). It was breezy but well-worth the climb. After the obligatory photos, we started to climb around the Madari mountain top. We could not believe our luck when the sun came out, warming us and making the golden oaks glisten and the unusual rock formations to appear even more dramatic. Soft, delicate lichens hugged the trees, moss was plentiful on rocks and the peacefulness of the place was tangible. Compliments to Laurent who led us very ably, with ample time to sit briefly in the sun, share spontaneous humorous moments, and a bonus visit to the church of Panagia tou Araka. The meal that followed at Fountoukia, Saranti village, was another feast of vegetarian and meat dishes and cheerful fellowship. Compliments also to Mary for creating this summary, and to Koula, Maria, Patrick and Sheri for the photos. Join us on 2 Dec. in Limassol https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/limassol-molos-promenade-sat-2-dec/

Farnaz, Laurent and a banana

 

Juniper berries

 

Till death us do part

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Wonderful Trio to Kyparissia – 18 Nov.

Ian as walk leader, flankered by Jackie and Deborah, led the Strollers up and down the hill of Kyparissia on Saturday 18 November, and offered all a wonderful experience. Join us on 26 Nov. on Madari https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/madari-teisia-circular-walk-26-nov/

Hike with a Bonus – 12 Nov. Artemis

The largest gathering of Strollers since 29 January, participated in the excursion to Troodos on Sunday 12 November. Artemis is the highest trail in Cyprus, the day was bright and the walk leader delivered on his promise to add a bonus to the hike when, with about one kilometre left from finish, he led a large group up a quite steep slope, thus reaching the big ball at the radar on Hionistra, which is the point with the highest altitude on the island. Compliments to Christos for leading this outing and to Christine and Clara for the photos. Join us on 18 Nov. at Kyparissia https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kyparissia-nature-trail-18-nov/.

view from highest point

 

steps away from highest point

twisted dead tree trunk

A Special Day for Yiannis – Kato Drys Hike 4 Nov.

A large group of Strollers, of all ages, regular members and newcomers, turned up on Saturday 4 November, under fully sunny weather. The venue was Kato Drys, the hike was along dirt roads surrounding the village fields, and the host and walk leader was Yiannis, a native of Kato Drys, in his splendid conversational best. We climbed up and down, stopped at 2 small churches, and marveled at the several viewpoints. Compliments to Christine and Koula for the photos. Join us on 12 Nov. at Troodos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/troodos-artemis-walk-12-november/

Walk Leader answering a question from Maria

Lefkara from above