There was an impressive turnout of junior Club members at Platres on 27 March. The weather offered relief from the very cold spell of the previous two weeks in the cities. Consequently, all welcomed the extension of the hike (beyond plan) to reach a picnic site with a stream of water pouring down an adjacent slope, on the side. Compliments to Anna for the photos. Join us next at Gerakies https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/gerakies-and-moutoullas-sat-2-april/
The hike of 19 March at Platania took place under freezing temperatures. Nonetheless, the calibre of participants, including newcomers, was such that the entire experience was warm and cheerful. Even the strikingly red bark of the strawberry trees caught attention and sparked discussion. Compliments to Giannis for the photos. Join us next at Platres https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platres-mesa-potamos-sunday-27-march/
Given a worrisome weather forecast, the Cyprus Strollers exercised a step by step approach to its activity at Kapedes on 13 March; each participant was suitably equipped, and the plan was to adapt prudently to conditions as they happened. The outcome was a hike completed in part under snow, in part under hail and in part in sunshine; all the same, at no instance was there a threat or storm, and the terrain was dry. As a result, members enjoyed the outing thoroughly, and this includes all first timers. The climax of the day was the superb buffet lunch, which came as a well-earned reward, and stimulated a highly intellectual conversation around the round table. Compliments to Nicos for his leadership and to Yannis and Antonis for the photos. Join us next at Platania https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platania-agios-nicolaos-sat-19-march/
A feast of spring flowers accompanied us on the hike along Pedieos gorge on 5 March. 9 types we could name: lavenders, purple rock cress, crocus, wild mustard, vetch, milk vetch, oxalis, almond tree flowers and buds on the Mediterranean Hawthorn trees. The floral panorama, combined with the rich flow in the river made our day splendid. In these days with a war in Europe, the stop at the hero’s place of sacrifice on our way, assisted reflections on the significance of heroes for the lives of generations that follow. Compliments to Antonis for his leadership. Join us next at Kapedes https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kapedes-agios-onoufrios-sunday-13-march/
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