Cyprus and the Med

Who can resist the opportunity to sit at the waters edge watching the sea whether it be on a good day or a bad day.  The sea seems to hypnotise us and draw us into its many secrets.

The Mediterranean Sea is so amazing whether like a sheet of glass where we can see the reflection of the land in it or when it is wild and the waves are bounding towards the shore and the land beyond!

Cyprus has its share of rough seas as well as the calm seas that we all know and love when we go into the water to cool down in the summer.  The sea of course in the winter is equally amazing – some days huge waves and others like glass.  The temperature in the sea hardly ever changes even if the air temperature is cooler as it is such a large expanse of water.

Today was one of these days where it had been a wild stormy night and the the following morning the sea was wild. 

As we drove our car along the coastal road the wild sea spray was blowing across the road making it look like a dust cloud.  Not a day to put your car window down as you pass…. img_4342

Wind surfers, Kite surfers and all those that love the water on these wild windy days get to the beach to have fun 

Who can resist a wild day at the sea in Cyprus

Some facts about the Mediterranean Sea which may be of interest:-

  • The Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, and is surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land.
  • It covers an approximate area of 965,000 Square Miles
  • It has an average depth of 4,900 feet
  • The sea is bordered on the north by Europe, the east by Asia, and in the south by Africa.
  • The sea was once an important route for merchants and travellers of ancient times allowing for trade and cultural exchange between emergent people of these regions
  • The countries surrounding the Mediterranean are :-
    • Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel,  Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.   Malta and Cyprus are island countries surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.   In addition, the Gaza Strip and the British Overseas Territories (remnants of the British Empire) include Gibraltar.  
    • Akrotiri and Dhekelia are also part of the British Empire and based on British Sovereign soil in Cyprus.  Their coastline of course is on the Mediterranean.

View of the Mediterranean from Cyprus on calm days

Why not come and see for yourself there is much more to see than a few pictures