Gefiri tou Roudia… Finding the Venetian bridges in Cyprus.

Oh, well, ok… I have been so lax this winter with my little WordPress blog.

Apologies to any followers, I hit a blog slump…Committing to being a good mummy whilst darling boy entered his final furlong for his degree, meant that I vowed to stay at home to be a mummy support and not travelling. Hmm, it’s been very hard, I love to be a traveller, but this year I’ve been trying to be such a good mummy ( my opinion, DB may have a different view)  but, well, I’ve been missing my freedom more than a tad!

Dire weather this winter led to a kind of personal fug and, apart from the good mummy business, I just retreated under a blanket, read a lot and watched TV rubbish and looked at the rain ruining my house. This problem still needs to be addressed, probably at a large cost, sadly. I’m happy to be in a drying out mode right now… a lottery win would help though! Also a dire internet connection left me irritated and impatient, this is a bit on-going, but whittling down the fault to my provider has been tedious as they don’t want to be responsible, even if they are..little by little, I’m nearly on the winning streak with them!

I did do trips but the thought of photo organisation and editing to blog was anathema, but, suddenly I think I’ve got my mojo back! The sun is shining and I feel inspired. Out of the fug … I hope!

So, to get to the post point, there are so many places to visit in Cyprus and I tend to enjoy the awkward ones.. I miss my Gulf off-roading and if there is a difficult drive, I’ll go for it.

Luckily there is much history in Cyprus, part of which are the Venetian bridges, scattered around the island and standing well, after many years.This is an interesting link to the history of the Venetian occupation in Cyprus via Wiki… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venetian_Cyprus

One of my favourite bridges, deep down on the edge of Paphos Forest is Gefiras tou Roudia, (Roudias Venetian bridge). Access this year is currently limited to one route via Koilineia, via Vretsia, an old Turkish village, now abandoned and then down an interminable forest track winding to to the valley base.

Cyprus has been so green this winter, but the heat is now starting to burn off the vegetation and the hillsides are fading fast to the summer brown, but down in the river valley, dappled shade and greenery shields you from the heat. The water is flowing fast, evidence at this time of year of the momentous amount of rain Cyprus experienced this winter.

It was a time to relax in depths of the shade, search out some flora and fauna and just recognise that I live on a beautiful, unique island. I had forgotten that I am very lucky to live here, during this miserable winter…

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8 comments on “Gefiri tou Roudia… Finding the Venetian bridges in Cyprus.

    • Thank you, Manja, it’s been a while since I shared some travels. I expect it may be a little while more before I catch up too, I’m using my time as an overseeing Mummy to completely de-clutter my home… it’s a hideous task, but I’m starting to feel good about what I have done and happier to be in my home… 2 homes merged after I returned from Dubai, a lot left in boxes for a rainy day… but I watched the rain instead 😦 I’m in a sorting mode … and I’m certainly not pregnant :)!

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    • Thanks, Sue. I’m way behind on my jaunt blogs but I’m döstädning ( I’ll let you Google that one :)) Taking the opportunity to de-clutter whilst I’m still in good health. I hope you are well on the road to recovery now xx

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    • Thank you for your lovely comment.I’m copying and pasting a reply I made to another lovely lady so you can see where my time is going at present. I’m- missing blogging but I’m on a mission, I hope to complete my mission over the next 6 weeks, then it will be too hot to be outside and I can catch up on blog life! ” I hope to get back into doing regular posts during this summer, I have a lot of gaps to fill.Whilst being a stay at home Mum, I have embarked on decluttering, a necessary task, the Swedish call it döstädning, its slightly morbid in that it translates to death cleaning…however its a concept that can take place at any time and whilst its a hideous task (2 homes, possessions,combined into one, a lot has to go!) I’m feeling a sense of achievement and pleasure as I walk into rooms I know are less cluttered!”

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    • Thank you, Marian. Appreciate your comment. I hope to get back into doing regular posts during this summer, I have a lot of gaps to fill.Whilst being a stay at home Mum, I have embarked on decluttering, a necessary task, the Swedish call it döstädning, its slightly morbid in that it translates to death cleaning…however its a concept that can take place at any time and whilst its a hideous task (2 homes, possessions,combined into one, a lot has to go!) I’m feeling a sense of achievement and pleasure as I walk into rooms I know are less cluttered!

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