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August to December 2022


We arrived back in the UK after our American RV trip on 21st July for a week or so before returning to Cyprus early August.

23rd/24th/25th September - Polygon Hash Away Weekend

This was held at the Kaplica Beach Hotel in Northern Cyprus. Music by James Smile on the Friday evening was brilliant. Hash on the Saturday morning turned out quite long, 7km for the walkers and 9.5km for the runners. Well done hares. Great fancy dress party and games on the Saturday evening. A shortish recovery walk on the Sunday morning with a drinks stop by the small harbour. A few returned along the rocks by the sea.

Kaplica Beach Hotel Beautiful Beach
The intrepid runners... ...and walkers
Saturday night fancy dress party The winners, Swellen and Peter
Recovery walk Drinks stop
Walking back over the rocks Protected Sea Daffodils on the dunes

7th/8th/9th October - Agios Fotios Camping Weekend

The weekend started with lunch at Aphrodite Rock Brewery in Tsada. A large group enjoyed lunch before heading to their B and B's or to put up their tents. 8 tents in all this year and 34 people. The run on the Saturday was a surprise for the runners as Julie set a 'one way' trail with a coolbox full of drinks after 8km and then organised a lift back. Sunday recovery walk consited of a group walking the longs trail and others wandering down to the old village and back.

Lunch at Aphrodite Rock Brewery The campsite
The runners... ...and the walkers

For more photos please click: Agios Fotios Camping Weekend.

14th November - LH3 run Oroklini Hills

Yve and Tony visiting for a couple of weeks from the UK so the runners went to the old lookout bunker at Oroklini Hills. (Yve, Bhing, Julie, Paul and Tony).

The runners on top of the world... ...with the sunset

23rd November - Diving, Caves and Tunnels

Another great dive with the water temperature now dropping to 23 degrees C.

Lionfish Pufferfish
Sweeperfish Tunnel
Julie emerging from a tunnel Rob and Mike

26th November - Dhekelia Christmas Party, Nautical Club

A little early for a Christmas party but very enjoyable anyway. After all a party is a party.

In the twilight In the dark

29th November - Paul's Birthday Party at The Octagon, Vrysoulles

Josie organised a surprise 70th birthday party for Paul. It was such a surprise for him that he was inviting people to join him at the Balti restaurant. A real fun night with music provided by our favourite DJ - Ged.

Partygoers welcoming Paul Birthday "boy"
Nice atmosphere with Julia and Julie Our table of reprobates
More partygoers Birthday boys table

2nd December - Diving, Green Bay

Last dive of the year. Julie's 500th and Babs's 200th dive. Great dive finished off with fizz thanks to Rob and cake thanks to Mike.

Babs and Julie Getting ready for the dive
Rob with turtle The superstars
Finished 200 and 500

3rd December - Larnaca Hash Christmas Party at LeBay Hotel

Great evening as usual with Ged providing the entertainment. Maybe the last time for us as he is returning to the UK.

Ray presenting Ron with his gift Typical table in the evening

5th December - LH3 'Around the houses', Pyla

A surprise for LH3. an around the houses with stops at Corin and Jane's, Pam and Gordon's and finally Ron and Julia's for a hog roast.

Hashers The Circle


10th December - Polygon Hash Christmas Party, Nautical Club

Another great party. Almost a disaster though, when the entertainment didn't turn up. But fortunately Carly was free that night so rallied round and arrived in time to get the party started.

Back here again Great table decorations
Raffle Prizes Ron, Julie and Gordon
Ron and Jenny doing 'bumps' Lovers dance time
Chat time (while watching football) The now infamous 'boat dance'
No, not drunk Partygoers

11th December - LH3 Fun Run, Larnaca

The Larnaca Hash annual Christmas fun run. Lots of fun wandering around town entertaining the locals with our Christmas Carols. Drinks stops at The Fort Bar and Harry's Inn before lunch, as usual, at The Stoa restaurant.

Starting to gather Angel of the North
Josie and some of her elves A mobile Christmas Tree
On the streets Trying our best to sing
Carols on the sea front Still trying
Drinks stop on the way round Drinking and singing
Top table at Harry's More "singing"
Bhing not leading the singers Still trying

15th December - PH3 Red Dress run, Xylofagou

The annual Red Dress run with drinks stops at Jackie's, Stuart and Elaine's (though hosted by Ian and Catherine) and Linda's, followed by a meal at Klokkos restaurant.

More fun and games round the houses Leading the way
Potato Hash The runners at the Potato
Loneliness of the long distance runner A surprise visitor (Praying Mantis)

18th December - Madari Circular Trail Hike

A few hardy souls decided to do the Madari trail - approx 13km in the mountains which of course meant lots of ups and downs. Well done to all.

The hardy souls (Margaret, Heather, Linda, Julie and Paul) View from the top

20th - 28th December - UK

Back to the UK for Christmas. A visit to Wakefield to visit a few of Ron's relatives, including the new baby, Ozzie. Then back to Wellingborough for Christmas day and Boxing day at Phil and Alison's.

Superb Christmas dinner - many thanks to Alison for all her hard work.

31st December - New Year's Eve

And to finish off the year, a small party at 'The Old Coffee Shop' in Maroni with Liz and John.

Liz, John and Ron Midnight chaos



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