Tsiknopempti, also known as Fat Thursday elsewhere, is supposedly often sunny and nice here in Cyprus. One could believe the gods wanted to ensure they could fully enjoy the smell of meat from the many active souvlaki grills on this day.
While it was stormy, wet and cold, otherwise all week, on this day the skies indeed opened up. With kids still in their uniforms, we went straight from school to look for sea shells that might have been flushed up the shore during the storms. The sea was magnificent. Leo found an impressive triton shell.
On our way home we passed an area usually with orchids early spring. Already, we could spot some from the car's windows while driving really slowly. There's an all time low temperature heading, since we moved here. We shall see if the orchids endure it, until the next time when we go to see them.