On Monday afternoon, Tim had some young friends over for a game, so we decided to go out for the afternoon with Stephen and Dulcie. Richard suggested Ayia Napa, and although there's not a great deal there - shops and night-clubs, and beaches that attract singles groups in the summer - they'd never been there before, and we all felt like a walk somewhere different.
We thought we might have a look at the old monastery in Ayia Napa, but it was closed:
When we saw that, we remembered that it had been closed before, for some renovations. Maybe it hasn't re-opened, or perhaps it was shut due to the Christmas break.
Still, it was a lovely afternoon, so we walked around the surrounding area. There was a pool with large fish just opposite:
And trees shedding leaves as if it were autumn rather than winter:
There was a rather friendly cat, too:
Then we decided to walk down to the harbour area. I was struck by the number of oddly shaped Christmas decorations, looking roughly like sailing boats:
It's years since I was last in Ayia Napa, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that the harbour area has been modernised, looking really quite attractive; even the fishing boats look as if they've been done up:
Although when we walked closer to it, later on, we saw that it's advertised as a 'surface' submarine. An oxymoron if ever there was one!
Then there was this pirate ship:
We strolled gently around the harbour:
By then it was around 4.30 and the sun was setting over the sea: