The club’s decision to move the two hikes at Gerakies and Moutoullas from Saturday (forecast with all-day rain) to Sunday ought not make anyone feel smart; it was simply fortuitous; as it turned out, the day was sunny and dry; but there was a flip side to our luck, because our taverna of choice could not accommodate us on the Sunday and we had to compromise with another venue; which proved below the standards you have come to expect and enjoy with the club. Notwithstanding the dining experience, we all agreed to return to base holding on to the very romantic impressions we experienced at the short stroll around the waters of Moutoullas; which one justly called a corner of paradise. Compliments to all diners for your understanding. Compliments to Nicoletta, Maria, Nana and Antonis for the photos. Join us on 8 March at Galata https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/galata-cultural-stroll-8-march/
Owing to the weather forecast, at time of writing, which indicates a sharp contrast between Saturday (steady rain in the morning, 80% probability) and Sunday (sunny, zero probability for rain), the Gerakies Moutoullas outing is moved to Sunday. Nicosia meeting point is moved accordingly to the usual for Sundays (at Archangelos).
All Strollers at Kapedes on Sunday 23 February contributed their remarkable determination to take maximum benefit from the activity. Consequently all blended into an energetic ensemble, members from ten different countries of origin, enjoying the scenery, the stream flowing, the early blossoms of the almond trees, the exercise, the weather and the well-deserved buffet lunch. Compliments to Stathis, Anna and Panayiotis for the photos. Join us on 29 Feb at Marathasa valley https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/gerakies-moutoullas-29-feb/
A very large gathering of Strollers hiked along the coast at Governor’s on Saturday 15 February in dry, albeit windy conditions, proving the allure of the sea, even if rough. Compliments to Stathis for leading this outing and to George for the photos. Join us on 23 Feb. on Mahairas https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kapedes-agios-onoufrios-23-feb/
Strollers at Platania on Sunday 9 February were entertained to several delights. Among them, the snow on the sides of the dirt road and on the slopes, which made familiar nature views look unfamiliar; a hike along a road which offered safe exercise; the welcoming of students, in Cyprus for one semester, choosing the captivating practice of getting to know a new place on foot. Participants stole the show, however, on account of the magnificent array of bonnets worn, to protect from the near-zero temperatures; the dash of romanticism as seen by the writing on snow; and the high spirits and camaraderie over lunch. Compliments to Anna, Antonis and Panayiotis for the photos. Join us on 15 Feb for a coastal hike https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/governors-coast-15-feb/
A very large gathering enjoyed the sunny winter day and a stroll at Adelphi forest with many thrills; among them, a couple of ponds which have been created, on account of the strong rainfall of January. Compliments to George for leading this outing and to Antonis for the photos. Join us on 9 Feb at Platania https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platania-spilia-9-feb/
A very large and multi cultural group of Strollers, including several first timers discovered the hills of Sia on Sunday 26 January. Many participated at the lunch and surprises that followed, doubling their pleasure. Compliments to Stathis, Panayiotis, Mikela and Nana for the photos. Compliments also to the young contingent of litter pickers. Join us on Feb 1 at Asinou https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/adelphi-asinou-1-feb/
A large gathering of Strollers took advantage of one day without rain, in a very wet week, and hiked all along the coast of Oroklini. A rich lunch followed as an additional treat, at the fish restaurant that offers the best sea views in Larnaca. Over lunch, newcomers were especially welcomed, as they discussed their impressions from the day. Compliments to Maria for leading this outing and to Stathis for the photos. Join us on 26 Jan. at Sia https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/sia-hills-26-jan/
A demanding hike at Lythrodontas hills, under ideal weather and a wonderful meal, were the appropriate set-up for the cutting of the traditional New Year’s Vasilopita cake of The Cyprus Strollers, on Sunday 12 January 2020. The turnout was impressive and there was cheer all around. One thing stood out, beyond all else, and this was Sofia’s spontaneous and captivating recounting of the origins of the Vasilopita tradition. The gathering also paid tribute to Ian, who returns to the UK, after a highly appreciated contribution to this club. Compliments to Heather, Stathis and Panayiotis for the photos. Join us on 18 Jan. along Oroklini’s coast https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/oroklini-dhekelia-coast-18-jan/
The Cyprus Strollers welcome the New Year and wish every Stroller and every follower health, peace and many pleasant hikes in 2020.
The club website has concluded 2019 with 9,064 visitors and 31,878 views.
The Cyprus Strollers concluded their 11th season of activities, over October – December 2019, with lots to smile about:
12 hikes, 135 km walked, for a total of 38 hours.
Cumulatively, over all 11 seasons, our accomplishment is as follows:
173 hikes, 1679 km walked, for a total of 542 hours of innumerable fun.
The new Schedule for January – May 2020 is published; you may download and study it here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-schedule/. Join us on 12 January for the start of the 12th season and Vasilopita https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/lythrodontas-12-jan-2020/ . Compliments to Stathis for the holidays spirit picture.