Warm interactions in freezing temperatures

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/

A Club with Prudency – Kapedes 13 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/

Flowers in abundance – Pedieos gorge 5 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/

Alpine Cyprus – 27 Feb.

A passionate group of Strollers hiked along Lefkara lake on 27 February, and marveled at the scenery, which one could liken to lakes in the Alps. Compliments to Antonis for leading the outing. Join us next along Pedieos gorge https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pedieos-gorge-sat-5-march/

Bonding Hike – Xyliatos 20 Feb.

The Strollers at Xyliatos on 20 February took advantage of the weather and circumstances, to enjoy hiking and connecting; everyone felt highly gratified. Join us next at Lefkara dam https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/lefkara-dam-sunday-27-feb/

Looking up, looking down – Galata 13 Feb.

It may come as no surprise, there was a huge turnout for this unique event. Unique, for being a route not mapped by any. Unique, for combining two strong concepts, the cultural and the romantic. Strollers were treated to a thorough description of the insides of two 16 c. churches, on the Unesco heritage list, for which all eyes concentrated up. Then, along the flanks of river Clarios, with its rich flow, eyes were looking down; some members were so engaged, that they could not resist a hands-in experience. Compliments to Alena for the photos. Join us next on 19 Feb., for a hike and lunch https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/xyliatos-stavros-agiasmati-sat-19-feb/

A Club with Values – Mandra Kampiou 30 Jan.

The Cyprus Strollers is a club proud of its members, who display remarkable values. The hike on Mahairas on 30 January offered ample evidence. Even though we hiked under constant light rain, turnout was large, all were appropriately dressed, everyone made it to the end and in good spirits, our photographer defied the rain to produce some excellent shots. Furthermore, when we needed to cross overflowing streams the walk leader offered assistance, and when Lakis needed backing, two eager samaritans, Alena and Anna Bella, stepped forward. The lunch that followed was a splendid reward for all. Compliments to Antonis for leading the activity and to Anna for the photos. Join us at Platania on 5 Feb. https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platania-spilia-sat-5-feb/

Coherent and Positive – Delikipos 22 Jan.

Participants on the Delikipos hike on 22 January displayed a remarkable Club coherence through the shower, which visited us twice. Everyone was well prepared and remained positive, on an activity which offered us many pleasures, among them, one very fragrant rose. Eleven-year old Panayiotis summed feelings up with a spontaneous “yes” when, at the end, he was asked whether the walk leader had done the right thing to carry on with the walk in the light rain. No wonder that, under such circumstances, Strollers were rewarded with an extension of the planned hike for several km, as well as a sumptuous lunch and witty table conversations. Compliments to Anna, Nicos and Michalis for the photos. Join us on 30 Jan. on Mahairas https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/mandra-kampiou-circle-sunday-30-jan/

Therapeutic Lythrodontas – 16 Jan.

A very large gathering of Strollers, spread across all age groups, including regulars, members who were making a comeback and first-timers, defied a strong wind and hiked Aetomoutti and Ithaca on 16 January, in high spirits: such is the therapeutic impact of a Club committed to ‘hiking made pleasant’. There was also camaraderie on display, with Anna losing one glove, and Panayiotis further back in the line picking it up. Compliments also to our photographers Yulia, Franco, Yannis and Anna. Join us on 22 Jan at Delikipos and register on time for the Vasilopita treat https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/delikipos-sat-22-jan/