Teisia, the destination of the outing of Sunday 27 January, has such a mystique, that no cold, no chilly wind, could keep a very large group of Strollers away from this hike. The party was cheerful and included kids and dogs and a few dozens of newcomers. The scenery provided ample compensation, with the densest population of golden oaks on the island, albeit infested with lichens; and the erect constructions of frozen magma. Compliments to Gunnar for leading this excursion and to Nicoletta, Maria, Nana and Stathis for their photos. Especial compliments also to every participant in the lunch that followed for your patience in getting seated in the crowded Fountoukia taverna; the quality of the meal was a deserved reward! Join us on 3 Feb. at Pedieos gorge https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pedieos-gorge-mahairas-monastery-3-feb/
Strollers of all age groups, from a variety of backgrounds, incl. newcomers, hiked on the attractive Adelphi forest on Saturday 19 January as one cheerful, homogeneous party. The weather was optimal, the fields around covered in green, streams flowed after the heavy rains of this month, conversations were stimulating, and the meal at our favourite Forviotissa taverna at Asinou superb. All this, under the energetic baton of George, our walk maestro. Compliments to Christos, Maria and Stathis for the photos. Join us on 27 Jan. on Madari https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/madari-teisia-27-jan/
Hiking can be made Pleasant. Watch Xenophon discuss how, in an interview with journalist Elpida Iacovidou on RIK channel on 14 Jan. 2019. Click on the link below (video in Greek). https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6491024767699812353/
Generosity was displayed in so many ways on this first outing of the club’s 10th season of excursions into the Cyprus countryside. Saturday 12 January offered not one, but two hikes near Lythrodontas; there was not a drop of rain, in a welcome respite from the heavy rainfall of these days; participating Strollers had an overflow of good humour, and extended a warm welcome to the new members; among us Luke was so generous in collecting a bagful of cartridges left behind by hunters; the walk leader recited an ancient Irish blessing for the new year to all; the rich meal at Steki Marinos that followed was highly enjoyed; our host, Marinos, baked the tastiest vasilopita we can remember; and to cap it all, there were not one, but two tokens, which translated to two gifts, for Gunnar and young George, the lucky winners, thanks to the generosity of Galatia, who offered the second gift. Compliments to Christos and Stathis for the photos. Join us on 19 Jan. at Asinou https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/adelphi-asinou-agios-theodoros-19-jan/
Best wishes for a happy 2019 to every member and friend. The Cyprus Strollers has concluded its 9th season of hiking activity. Over October-December 2018 we hiked for 36.5 hours, covering 114 km. Cumulatively from start, the hikes add up to 440 hours and the distance to 1340 km.
The Schedule for January-May 2019 is available for you to download and print at the Activities section of this website https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-schedule/. Join us on 13 January for an exciting day, including Vasilopita https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/lythrodontas-2-hikes-13-january/