|Eastern tip of Cyprus|
On one beautiful sunny day we decided on the spur of the moment to drive to the end of the Karpaz peninsula. It was too pretty of a day to stay in the marina.
At the very tip of the island there are 2 tall flagpoles flying the flags for Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It is very scenic.
|why walk when you can sleep|
|New vacation cottages|
The sailing guide warns not to be tempted to anchor overnight anywhere around this eastern point of the island. At times conditions are perfectly calm, as shown in these photos. But conditions can change very quickly and become rough and dangerous when winds blow from the north, south or east. In truth, there are no safe natural harbors anywhere on the coast of Cyprus. And marinas need to be sturdily built because seas rapidly become steep and high when winds blow from any direction.
|Tiny fishing boat|
|Very clear water|
|Note blue hull shipwreck on right|
|Shipwrecked Dutch yacht|
|Monastery of Apostolos Andreas in distance|
Another purpose of this little road trip was to finally find the monastery of Apostolos Andreas. We had driven this way months ago and never found it. Well, that was simple. Just drive long enough and you cannot miss it. This monastery will be a separate posting after I research a bit and learn more about what we saw.