This afternoon we headed for the Troodos mountains, we were in some bad need of greenery and cooler temperatures. It was 37c when we left home on the coast and 30c when we reached the highest point on the island an hour later. 7c difference may not seem a lot, but with lots of shade and lower humidity it was heaven.
There’s a good reason why most of the Cypriot population shut up shop and relocate to the Troodos for most of August, and after this afternoon I could happily join them. The lower ground of Cyprus is very brown at this time of year, but the hills are alive with trees and shrubs, and if you squint a little, between the pine trees it looks a little bit like Canada.
The cooler temperatures in the mountains also make it one of the few places we can take the dogs to during the summer and the walk to Kaledonia Falls alongside a stream, is doggy heaven.
When we reached the falls Macy won the heart of a 6 year-old boy who (with his parents) walked with us all the way to the car park holding her lead, admring her tail and feeding her treats, a rarity for her, as it’s normally the Little Dog that children home in on. So a good day for dogs and humans alike…