CAM in the wind

when the wind blows


Cyprus is a strange place with a fascinating history. Since before the Middle Ages it’s been at the crossroads of Christian and Muslim societies. Even today, an international border bisects this tiny island into the (Greek) Republic of Cyprus in the south and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. The south of the country has been a package tourist destination for decades and shows the scars of rampant tourism-fueled development along the coastline. The Troodos Mountains make up most of the beautiful and unspoiled center of the country.

Cy Map
CIA Cyprus map

I loved the northern part of Cyprus which has escaped much of the over-development of the south. We were able to wander in small towns and take the boys hiking in the hills above Latchi (west of Polis on the map above) on the Aphrodite Trail.

CAM in wind
CAM in the hills above Aphrodite’s Grotto, Cyprus

We didn’t particularly notice the wind that day, but looking at CAM’s stance in the photo above, almost exactly matching the angle of the trees, it’s easy to see why the landscape in this area is shaped by the wind blowing in off the Mediterranean Sea.

Check out more photos in the Photo Friday series at Delicious Baby.

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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

7 thoughts on “when the wind blows

  1. jamie

    I can just about smell the piney heat of Cyprus looking at this photo. I’m not a very enthusiastic hiker, but have been known to make exceptions for paths that lead to beaches with charming restaurants. Did this one?

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