Flamingoes by he bumpy Lady's Mile road. A well needed promenade with lovely people we've met recently. The morning also involved kite flying, an attempt to fish, and shell picking.
In the last pic is a small version of the Pen Shell, a fragile, long and triangular shaped shell. It normally lives in the sediment with the pointed end anchored using a "byssus" fibre. In the Mediterranean area the long silky bussys fibre has since ancient times been used to produce "sea silk". Fishermen also in Cyprus used to be eager to find them for the silk-like
fibre, which after combing and drying in the sun could be used to
produce various items. Sea silk was considered an extremely fine, rare and valuable fabric, and for centuries it's been used in manufacturing of gloves, shawls, stockings and cloaks.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Limassol shops are busy with sales nowadays. Should get into the craze some day to grab shoes for the smallest. In the meantime we are being lazy, eating left over food from Christmas, strolling the old town, beach promenading, having fika with one of my favourite neighbour Eleni. Still no knitting done. Realizing it's been more than half a year now. How about you? What are you up to these days?
Nice Cyprus cooking blog: here.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
We had a nice promenade this pre-Christmas day in Akrotiri. The weather this day was, as a meteorologist would say, partially cloudy with chances of rain. We actually had to run a little on our way back to the car as the dark sky was getting really close.
It's funny how ones conceptions of things can change so rapidly depending on where one lives. Since we moved from Sweden to Cyprus such terribly negative words as rain and dark clouds have come to have quite the opposite meaning. Well, I still avoid getting wet and cold by the rain. But with a constant risk of drought lurking and with an abundance of sun and blue skies, rain has become something we actually welcome.