Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 2 - Horley to Crawley to Barbados

Under grey skies we strolled over to Horley train station and made the short journey to the town of Crawley. Mandy hit the shops and Rob took a stroll around the town. . On a murky Suday morning  we returned to Gatwick airport to catch a flight to the Caribbean island of Barbados.    We then joined the Thompson Celebration in Bridgetown and as dusk fell on a balmy evening, we slipped out of port and embarked on our Caribbean adventure........... photos to follow.......... On

Time to Travel - Day 1

Its that time of year when we pack our bags and head out on our travels. It was a case of deja vu as we hopped on the Easyjet flight to London. Once again we had superb views of the snow capped Alps. Arriving at Gatwick airport and made our wat to the small town of Horley where we once again checked into the Cumberland guesthouse. In the evening we made our way down to Ye Old six bells in for drinks and dinner.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cold Weather and Jude Speaks

The cold weather continues in Cyprus with temperatures at night dropping close to freezing. The Troodos mountains are now covered in snow and look a picture from Pissouri.




           Back in South Wales, Jude finds his voice.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Storm Clouds approach

Pissouri is set to be hit by Stormy weather, below is a time lapse of the gathering storm Clouds over the village.



This morning we made our way down to Pissouri bay to see the state of the sea, the first thing that we noticed was the amount of sand on the beach, the beach is normally covered is stones with patches of sand, but today the beach was just total sand.










Friday, January 15, 2016

Mandy's Birthday and Wine tour

To celebrate Mandy's birthday we took a wine tour of the Troodos mountains. our first stop was Vlassides which is located in the village of Koilani were we were given a very informative talk about wine production before sampling their wines.









We then moved onto Constantinou winery and were shown around the fermentation hall and bottling plant before once again tasting the wines produced.










Our third winery was at Tsiakkas where the owner, Costas, gave us a very interesting talk on the history of wine in Cyprus, followed by more sampling of his very good wines.










We then made our way up to the village of Pera Pedi and headed over to The Symposium restaurant  for a very good meze. The Symposium is run by Nicos who once ran a taverna in Pissouri square. A big thanks to Harris for organising our day out.











Friday, January 08, 2016

Sunday Lunch followed by High Winds

We were kindly invited by Sheena and Bryan to their house for a Sunday lunch, we were joined by Arthur and Jane and their son, Stuart.
After a superb meal someone brought out some very strange coasters and the fun began.




















The Island of Cyprus was battered by high winds this week, the high gusts caused widespread damage with trees uprooted and bringing several road closures. The following morning we took a trip down to Pissouri Bay to watch the surfers.