No camera can beat the lenses of our eyes. Truly, hiking in nature offers rare views, which one can admire for the few moments they last, and by the time you take out a camera, they are gone. Such was the case with the several trout we spotted swimming upstream in Kryos Potamos on Saturday 24 April. As if their sighting was not sufficient to help Strollers through the week to come, we were entertained to some more pleasures during the hike at Pouziaris. To cap it all, we enjoyed one of the best meals this club has had in its history, at JR taverna in Trimiklini. Compliments to Antonis and Anna for the photos. Join us on our next outing, when the covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
In Greek mythology Atalanti was a virgin huntress who promised to marry the man who could win a running race against her; Atalanti lost to Hippomenes when she stopped to pick up three golden apples that he dropped in her path. The party on Sunday 18 April at Atalanti trail enjoyed much, much more; summer weather, dense forest, the singing of cuckoos, in a harmonious blend of members who came back after a long absence, regulars as well as first-timers. Compliments to Anna and Yiannis for the photos. Join us on 24 April at Platres https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kryos-potamos-caledonian-waterfall-pouziaris-24-april/
The activity was conducted, in full compliance with government restrictions, with respect to covid-19. Participants were treated to the impeccable hospitality of Koula, our walk leader. A feast of flowers on our way marked the coming of Spring. Visit https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/ to note the changes brought about to the program for April.
The activity was conducted, in full compliance with government restrictions, with respect to covid-19. Join us on 27 March at Trimiklini https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/trimiklini-circle-27-march/
The activity was conducted, in full compliance with government restrictions, with respect to covid-19. Join us on 21 March at Kakokefalos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/mandra-kampiou-kakokefalos-21-march/
The activity was conducted, in full compliance with government restrictions, with respect to covid-19. Join us on 13 March at Gerakies https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/gerakies-moutoullas-2-hikes-13-march/
The activity was conducted, in full compliance with government restrictions, with respect to covid-19. Join us on 27 Feb. at Asinou https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/panagia-asinou-agios-theodoros-27-feb/
The activity was conducted, in full compliance with government restrictions, with respect to covid-19. Join us on 21 Feb. at Kapedes https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kapedes-agios-onoufrios-21-feb/
The news has been widely circulated and commented. Day trippers to Troodos over the past two weekends had the almost sole purpose of taking photos of themselves on snow, as is a customary ‘sport’ among many city dwellers in Cyprus, when snow falls on Troodos. Caught by the police, they reported ‘hiking’ as the cause of their outing. This distortion forced the Minister of Health to ban hikes on the island’s nature trails on 27 Jan.
This Club can only abide by the rules, even when these are unjust. We hope the ban will be lifted soon. Until then, Club Members are urged to make use of city parks and seaside walks.
In these times of an almost manic pursuit of photos, to show one’s accomplishments (or agony), often shared on social media, here is a message to all Club members and friends, without a photo. It is prompted by an outing of Christos and Xenophon in the forest between Kakopetria and Prodromos, on 20 Dec., whose highlight was the very rare sighting of young mouflons! First, we saw a pair on the very dirt road we were using, some 25 m in front; minutes after we saw one on a slope to our left; and much later we saw another mouflon high up by a pine tree. It is impossible to have time to take a good photo, given that this rare species of wild sheep, endemic to Cyprus, does not like human presence. Nevertheless, the magic of the moments has been captured via the lenses of our eyes. This is just a tiny example of the splendid experiences The Cyprus Strollers offer their members.
We remain adherent to Government restrictions vis-à-vis the epidemic, yet optimistic we will be able to resume activities on 16 January. Visit https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-schedule/ in a few days to read the full Schedule of events for January-May 2021. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happier New Year.