I could have closed my eyes and been transported back to the west coast of Scotland on one of its few sunny summer days, I couldn’t believe the view, the greenery and the mountains it was like being home in Scotland, but instead it was Cyprus!! I think it took me back to my camping days (long time ago) in Skye
Our drive took us to the Asprokremos Reservoir near Kouklia. We had been talking about going for a drive there for a few weeks so that we could see how much water was in the reservoir. We also wanted to compare the reservoir from our previous visit in December 2016 to see if the water levels were higher ALAS not.
We have seen a few dams on our travels around the island in the last year but didn’t realise that there were actually 108 dams and reservoirs in Cyprus and we have only ever stopped at two!! Asprokremos and Mavrokolympos near Coral Bay.
After taking photographs of the reservoir we headed towards the Troodos Mountains through Choletria and then to Nata.
As we headed towards Nata we couldn’t believe how green it was who could believe that we were in Cyprus and also that Cyprus could ever be so green but of course we do get some rain in the cooler seasons and everything starts to grow again, the fields turn green as the grass grows and all around looks beautiful, buds on the trees and flowers opening up and most importantly the grass is green instead of the burnt out dried landscape that we tend to see in the summer months when the temperatures soar. Nonetheless the weather in the cooler season is still lovely with temperatures reaching an average of 18 degrees most days and Phill is living proof that it is warm as he lives in shorts daily from morning until night 7 days a week.
Our drive through Anarita and down to Timi was very interesting – passing goats, sheep and goat herders on the narrow roads. We even crossed a bridge where the river flowed under it towards the reservoir. At this time of year when the snow is on the Troodos Mountains there is quite a lot of water running down the hills from Mount Olympus.
What an amazing view!!
Once again we made our way to the Asprokremos Dam to find out what had been happening to the dams following all the rainfall but still not enough to fill this dam. As you can see