In its 9 years of operation, this Club has experienced many instances of expression of trust by its members. What happened on 19 March on the hike to Agios Onoufrios is a marvelous case. The weather forecast was calling for thunderstorms at 90 % probability. Consequently, the Club issued its action plan for risk management, and turnout was impressive. All participants enjoyed thoroughly both the hike and lunch. Compliments to Nicos for leading the day and to Antonis for the photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/panagia-asinou-agios-theodoros-26-march/
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Imaginative analogies – Teisia 11 March
The hike of 11 March at Teisia proved therapeutic for all participants, who let their imagination flow, as far as drawing analogies between the three ponds of Kyperounda and the Great Lakes, and also the area’s rare geology and the Great Wall. Compliments to Gunnar for leading the activity and to Elena for the photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kapedes-agios-onoufrios-19-march/
Natalie, get well soon, please
A bad moment, a slip of the leg, on a downhill, a fractured fibula. It could happen to anyone. We are so sorry it happened to you today, 5th March, Dear Natalie, near the Grigoris Afxentiou place of sacrifice. Please accept our sincere wishes for a speedy recovery. And, we will be very happy to welcome you back.
Falling water level – Lefkara lake 25 Feb.
The consequence of a poor rainfall this season came vividly alive on the hike of 25 Feb. along Lefkara lake. The pictures show the lake has receded up to 3 m from year ago. Notwithstanding this harsh reality, the very large gathering of Strollers displayed the usual high spirits, on the hike and over lunch. Compliments to Antonis for leading the day and to Heidi for the photos. Join us next on 5 March https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pedieos-gorge-5-march/
Where Blue meets Green – Petra Romiou 19 Feb.
On Sunday 19 February, the Cyprus Strollers walked along the coast at Petra tou Romiou. The weather was warmer than expected, the sky clearer than usual, and the gathering much bigger than ever. It was an easy 14 km walk, which attracted more newcomers even than the regular Strollers. The legend of Aphrodite, which would normally dominate such an excursion, faded into the background as Strollers old and new from around the world met and shared the experience, while languages from Arabic to Chinese could be heard along the way – all noting the beauty of the environment, where the sea meets land, where blue meets green, and flowers of yellow, pink and purple dot the terrain. This is the hiking season in Cyprus at its best. So join us for another amazing blue-green experience this Saturday https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/lefkara-dam-25-feb/. Compliments to Dina for this summary and to Antonis and Renee for the photos.
High Energy Strollers – Kakokefalos 11 Feb.
The large group of Strollers on Kakokefalos on 11 February were oozing vitality. We hiked at near zero temperatures, along a demanding uphill trail, yet our pace was energetic, and participants overflowed with determination, which turned into cheer over lunch. So much so, that the bad name of Kakokefalos seemed on the day rather unfair. Compliments to Antonis for his leadership, and to Anna for the photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/petra-romiou-coast-19-feb/
Lavish Cape – 4 Feb.
The excursion of 4 February to Cape Greco stands out as a lavish experience for the large group of Strollers from 10 nationalities who, once more, defied the weather forecast. Rewards were plentiful; aside the good weather and calm sea, we marveled at some 10 different species of flowers, welcomed back Renee (after 4 years out of Cyprus) and exchanged mind stretching conversations over lunch. Compliments to Nicos for leading the day and to Antonis and Anna for the photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/mandra-kampiou-picnic-site-kakokefalos-11-feb/
Fresh approach to well-visited places – Galata 29 Jan.
The very large gathering of Strollers at Galata and Kakopetria, two popular villages, opened up and took in a sequence of experiences; from a thorough description of the iconography of two 16 c. churches on the Unesco heritage list, to the mesmerizing rich flow of river Clarios, and the rewarding meal. Compliments to Elena for sharing her photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/cape-greco-konnos-bay-4-feb/
Massive turnout – 21 Jan. Mandra
Aided by the forecast of no rain, everybody enjoyed the hike around Mandra Kampiou, in a pine forest, crossing streams, stopping at ruins and chatting. There were Strollers of all ages, regulars and newcomers, and many nationalities. Compliments to Antonis for leading the day, and to Anna for the photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/galata-cultural-romantic-stroll-29-jan/
Daring, like Eagles – Aetomoutti 14 Jan. 2023
They say luck accompanies those who dare. The weather odds were negative on 14 January, yet a good number of Strollers chose to hike for a full 3 hours and climb up to Aetomoutti (Greek for summit of eagles): as if by miracle, there was light rain only for a few minutes, then fog. The reward was the rich meal and the sharing of the Club’s Vasilopita, which came with 3 prizes, for the 3 lucky winners. Compliments to all participants, for the unparalleled spirit of camaraderie, adeptly summarized by Martin with these words: ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, there is only inappropriate clothing’. Compliments to Lydia and Janet for contributing the prizes. Compliments to Anna, Christos, Maria and Janet for the photos. Join us next here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/mandra-kampiou-circle-21-jan/