I realise that the minimal snow we got here today in North Cyprus looks quite pathetic beside the deep snow I see in the UK, US and Canada, but hey! we’re entitled to get a little excited here when snow falls because it’s such a rare event. Everyone’s been busy posting their photos on Facebook of the snow that fell this morning – and which was pretty much gone by lunchtime!
So here are some photos I took – of the Besparmak Mountains, of snow on our car, in our garden and on the fan palm in the communal garden. The Besparmak Mountains run parallel to the north coast of North Cyprus and are quite close to the sea, they’re about 10 minutes south of our apartment in Alsancak with the Mediterranean five minutes to our north. Molly, one of our dogs, was not impressed by the snow, our two other dogs, Zoe and Ziggy, enjoyed themselves, but Milly, the smallest and youngest, had the time of her life, sticking her nose in the snow, throwing it in the air, and enjoying skidding on the ice under the snow. We watched from indoors with the heater on as it was bitterly cold outside, something we’re really not used to after 40-plus years in hot climates.