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Happy Wanderers Paphos 

Cyprus

SOCIAL EVENTS

Friday 19th October
 Autumn Gala Dinner

We will be holding our annual Dinner Dance once again at the Aquamare Hotel where our entertainment this year is Magical Marcus.  This is a chance for Members to bring along their other halves and socialise as well as getting out of their usual (shirt, shorts and walking boots) and dressing up for a change. Please contact Fred or Lynne to book you place if you haven’t already done so. 

ADMIN UPDATE

Please could I ask that all members use the new hwpaphos@outlook.com email address when addressing items to the Committee and for the weekly walk’s information.

It has been nice to see a few new members join us this year, who are benefitting from the activity of walking in the Cyprus countryside.  We welcome guests on a regular basis, some just for a week or so while they are on holiday, others who return each year to walk with the group and those who eventually join us as members. 
Although most of our members are in their 60’s and 70’s we are a very fit group, but we do welcome adults of all ages to join - our youngest member is in their 30’s and our most mature gentleman is 86 years old, so come and join us and see some lovely sites around the Paphos region.

COMPLETED events

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT MINTHIS GOLF CLUB

After three great walks in the Tsada region of Paphos the Happy Wanderers enjoyed their annual Christmas Meal at the Minthis Golf Club on 7th December.  

56 members & partners enjoyed a buffet lunch which included an array of starters, mains of turkey, fish, chicken, beef and vegetarian options and desserts of Christmas pudding, profiteroles and many more delights. The afternoon flowed with plenty of wine, beer and water.
Thank you to Sandra Perrott for organising the event. We look forward to another bash next year.

HW ANNUAL GALA DINNER

The Happy Wanderers held theirAnnual Gala Dinner on 6th October at the Aquamare Beach Hotel in Paphos. There were 62 attendees which included members and guests who indulged in a fantastic Mediterranean buffet provided by Evis and his staff. The entertainment was provided by Michael Antonio who got the members and their guests dancing the night away. A big thanks to Sandra for organising a superb night.

 


PAJERO GROUP - DINNER & DANCE

On Friday 26th May, over 35 people from the Happy Wanderers joined company with the Pajero Group for their annual dinner/dance at the Venus Beach Hotel. The evening was a great success and everyone that we spoke to thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The entertainment was the Blues Brothers and people danced the night away to their music. The meal consisted of 5 courses and included all the wine and beer for €35 a head. Fred Cadman organised this for the Pajero group and Sandra Perrott for the HWs. So a joint effort. 

       


‘Grand Easter Monday Walk’ a Great Success 

A big thank you to all those who took part in the walk. You will be pleased to know that to date some €5,000 was raised for church funds and another €3,000 by those walking for a variety of local charity organisations. 
Nearly 50 people took part in one of the three different walks; from Latchi to Sea Caves, a distance of 30 Kms; Sea Caves to Agios Georgios and back, a round trip of 12 Kms, or the 7 Kms return route from Sea Caves to Corallia Beach. 
Chairman of the Major Fund Raising Team, Roger Bailey said afterwards “I was delighted at the response both in the number of walkers who turned out and in the fabulous amount raised. The weather provided the ideal conditions for walking and the event was enjoyed by all. 
We hope next year’s event will attract even more participants raising larger sums of money for their charities.
Make a note of the date in your diaries now – Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 


KYRENIA TRIP
27th – 30th April 2017

56 members and guests had a successful trip to Kyrenia in the Northern part of Cyprus.  The weather was kind, even if the Turkish Army caused us some problems again in closing off the area we had planned to walk in. Fortunately this was discovered the day before and we were able to adjust our plans and swop around the planned walks.

Day 1 was the linear and Nature Trail walks in the area of Esentepe, we had 42 walking in the 3 groups. Although the short walkers still had to amend their start point due to last minute road closures, they were not fazed by this and did the linear walk in reverse finishing at the Antiphonitis Church for a refreshing lemon drink and browse around the church   

Day 2. The long walkers started at Five Fingers to walk along the ridge back to Bellapais.  When the minibus was booked to take them on the one-way trip to start their walk the driver was very surprised they did not want a return journey and that they were walking back. The medium and short walkers completed walks around the Bellapais area taking in the views of the Monastery from all angles finishing with a well earned drink in the village. 36 walked plus four of our less able members also did a stroll from the hotel up to the village of Bellapais and back.

Day 3. Our return to Paphos via Yesilirmak (The Strawberry Village) saw 20 members walking around the area before taking lunch across the border in Kato Pyrgos.

Many thanks goes to all those who were involved in one-way or another in making this trip possible. 


 

 

HWP Constitution 2.1
Respect for the environment

Will all Leaders/ backmarkers please remove tape or other markings from trees when completing their walk.