Rather lovely trees
Easy to wander by these trees, on the western harbourside nearly opposite the Tourist information Office.
But they are special enough to have a written notice almost hidden underneath their shade.
They are 'the loving trees', 150-200 years old exampls of Bella Solarius.
They originate in Africa, and always grow in a groupl with male and female trees entangled and entwined (hence their common name).
The branches are almost hollow inside, and were used for boatbuilding.
Nice to see them, and even nicer to see a sign explaining a little about them.
A little bit of orange madness
Getting up early and dashing about to see all there is to see can be a bit tiring for wrinklies so we build in a couple of "do nothing very much days" as well.
Relaxing one day in the garden, looking at the pounds & pounds of oranges and lemons which fell every day from the trees -far more than we could ever eat - spurred us into action. A search of the kitchen cupboards for any old jars, then to the corner shop to buy sugar. The shopkeeper was puzzled as to why we were buying so much but when we explained he produced more empty jars with a kindly look that suggested he thought the English were possibly a little mad.
Then back to the garden to set up the Marmalade Factory.
Our kids laughed when they saw the picture but happily scoffed the produce!
Kyrenia in North Cyprus
"Great to visit, lovely to live"
Kyrenia (or Girne, as the locals call it) is a fascinating place full of history, life, bustle, laughter, great food and cheap beer! No wonder I moved here to escape the UK's overcrowded roads and horrible weather! I'll share some of my top tips on VT when I find time to post them, around doing my job, scuba-diving, lazing on golden sands, walking in the mountains, watching sea turtles hatch, dancing on a moolit beach, eating fresh fish by the sea, etc, all within a 30 minute drive (or even a five minute walk) of where I live. Jealous yet?!