The unparalleled spirit that characterizes members of The Cyprus Strollers shined throughout the hike, the lunch and the generous exchanges between us. Xenophon feels very proud and thankful for every participant’s contribution at the season finale at Platania on 28 May: without you, this Club wouldn’t be a sustainable proposition for 18 consecutive seasons. Compliments to Anna, Maria, Chryso and Andri for the photos.
Monthly Archives: May 2023
Joyful twin hikes – 20 May
A cheerful blend of regular Strollers and newcomers hiked one circular and one linear hike at Kampos Livadiou in optimal weather conditions, and thoroughly enjoyed the conversations and the lunch, which capped the day. Compliments to Chryso for the photos. Join us for the season finale celebration on 28 May https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platania-agios-nicolaos-28-may/
Gaiety after a Long Hike – Atalanti 14 May
A bright gathering of Strollers hiked the 14 km of the longest trail on Troodos in good spirits on 14 May, heard cuckoos singing and had a wonderful time over lunch. Compliments to Chrysa and Eleni for the photos. Join us next on the penultimate hike of this season https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kampos-livadiou-mnimata-piskopon-kampos-livadiou-circle-20-may/
Jewel on the crown – Platys 6 May
The hike of 6 May, a 1st time destination for the Club in its 9 years, was a marvelous experience, viewed on several grounds: for the landscape, in a thick forest along the banks of a river; for the weather, optimal cloudy throughout; for the calibre of participants, who defied forecasts of thunderstorms; for the cheerful welcome of 2 members arriving late, in a hitched car; and for the rich meal that followed hiking, combined with joyful conversations. In alignment with the spirit of the day, which saw the coronation of the King of Britain, this event surely counts as a jewel on the crown of accomplishments of the Cyprus Strollers. Compliments to Antonis for leading the activity and to Chrysa, Eleni, Anna and Maria for the photos. The Club sends Giannis, who is leaving Cyprus, best wishes on his next endeavor. Join us on 14 May https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/troodos-atalanti-14-may/
A conversation with nature – Prodromos forest 30 April
Neither the possibility of rain, nor the hailstorms the day before – and therefore expected muddy terrain – and not even the long holiday weekend deterred a large group of Strollers from today’s outing in the mountains around the Prodromos dam. The 13km route entirely along quiet dirt roads in the forest was more of a walk than a hike. As such, it was an invitation to chat with fellow Strollers, observe trees and bushes, soak up the high-altitude views or simply walk in silence and let the forest do the talking. And although the clouds gradually got thicker and darker, they provided cool temperatures but thankfully no rain. As usual, the walk ended with the rich spread in the local taverna, and plans to meet up again next weekend here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platys-valley-6-may/ Compliments to Maria, Anna and Nicos for the photos, and to Dina for this summary.