Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Mass war graves, Salamis Ruins, & Bogaz for lunch
This mornings ride was a simple tour around some of the local historical 'interest' sites with my guest Stefan from Zypernbike. Last nights heavy rain had dampened down the dust on the plain here and things were a lot cooler in the saddle. Visiting the war graves along this route is a fairly depressing exerience to be honest. The ride itself is flat and on good road surfaces. Currently the island is looking brown and barren after months of no rain and baking heat. The recent rainfall has benn very welcome and hopefully when I ride this route again in springtime it will be much greener, like it was in April two years ago when I first came to Northern Cyprus. Riding down to the coast we took a visit to the ruins at Salamis where I was just a few days ago. Then a quick ride along the coast up to Bogaz port for a nice lunch in the Taveran style restaurant there next to the fishing boats. Fish kebabs, homous, Tzatziki, Olives, Aubergine dip, Coke and cold water. Perfect. Once again it was great fun riding with Stefan, a good pace and good company.