Thursday, 22 August 2019

Troulos troubles ...

I am reliably informed ...

There is some upset at the number of sunbeds reserved by 07:30am on Troulos beach. Apparently, at crack of sparrows, the beds are being reserved by a procession, of towel reservationists. Who slide off back to bed. Returning around lunchtime to take up residence ...

Troulos has a high population of Brits, cant be them can it ???

Talk of dumping them in the sea, etc, which is not eco-friendly at all, and will get you in trouble with our new mayor. Common sense must prevail. Just pop them in the back of the 4x4, and whip them up to the pet friendly society's, where they will be well received, as a donation for winter use.

I could do with a few new beach towels, so if you could leave the 'John Lewis' ones to the side, Much appreciated will collect around 07:45 - see you in the morning ...

Last nights view from the rock ...



More aviation fuel in time for Friday ...


Old moon over the Pounta ...


Not sure which one to take ...

Round the Island (1) ...
Mamma Mia (2) ...

Previous Blog: Mamma Mia ...

7 comments:

  1. We usually swim at Troulos beach at 07:30 for an hour or so and depart before the tourists arrive. But we do see the towels brigade and they make interesting viewing. It takes quite some time to select the correct sunbed and one problem (mostly seen at the front of Troulos Bay Hotel, but also at the other side) is that the beds are not aligned - sellers line them up every morning at pre-crack of dawn, brush them all off and feel happy. When the towel brigade arrive, they need to adjust each bed to point along the correct alignment to the sun, or the shade, avoiding either the sun or the shade affected by the next umbrellas along/behind etc. Now that's OK until the towel brigade for the next beds along/behind etc arrive and need to adjust their beds along the correct correct alignment of the sun or shade, only to find the earlier arrivals in the way. So negotiations commence - we have found that it is often in loud voices and threatening manner. We've never seen anything come to actual blows, but we do leave early enough to avoid it anyway. An additional problem is that not all the beds are the same brand, so they need to be changed for the correct brand. All in all, a very entertaining scenario. We shall return to see it in a fortnight's time.

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    1. Brilliant Dennis - Great witness statement ...

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  2. I forgot to add that as the first comers approach the beach to lay their claims, they sort of innocently approach quicker than anybody else - we chuckle as they gently sweat past us with a sort of exaggerated waddling running walk to get there before we can get their bed.

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    1. I think we need an early morning scouting visit to Troulos ...

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  3. Dennis. I do hope they are not Brits?

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    1. Phil, John Lewis is a clue 🧐 I mean it cant be can it 😇 ...

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    2. No Phil, they're all foreigners who come to UK, buy up all the John Lewis towels and put them out on the sunbeds. They've learned to speak perfectly fluent English, sometimes even with regional accents and greet us with completely believable conversation about the weather "back home" and the mozzies "out here".

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