On Tuesday evening the big dust arrived, the normally blue sky turned a jaundiced colour and it was a bit interesting. Now day four, it's slowly, slowly lifting; there isn't enough wind to drive it away effectively. It is part of a huge sandstorm centred somewhere on the continent, nearest country Syria, and has affected parts of Cyprus and Israel. Probably not so great if you're here as a tourist; I'm trying to imagine what it must be like being in Syria right now and then nature steps in with a treat like this. It has been disgusting being outside, at ties the air was thick with dust, something like 500 ties the normal dry summer level. Actually I've been inside at the Cornaro Institute most days and it's been a minor inconvenience, missing an evening swim because it's not so pleasant on the beach and the pool is closed. Yesterday I escaped up into the Troodos and the dust was not so pervasive and filtered by all the trees. This morning the sun is breaking through. Everything everywhere is covered in a light film of yellow dust.
by Anna-Marya Tompa September. 11, 2015 1521 views