Home motorbike adventures cyprus MY RETURN TO CYPRUS AFTER 38 YEARS…….

MY RETURN TO CYPRUS AFTER 38 YEARS…….

by Kevin Lear
MY RETURN TO CYPRUS AFTER 38 YEARS.......

MY RETURN TO CYPRUS AFTER 38 YEARS…….

I came to Cyprus for one very specific reason and that was to film and produce a story about motorbike tours of Cyprus. However, there was another agenda…….

The other agenda was to locate 2 military camps I had been to in October 1980, March, and October 1981, and today was that day.

Travelling on my Yamaha XT600R along the coast road from Paphos to Limassol I was hoping to come across an area called Episkopi, because I was sure that was the name of the area a military base was. The road along the coastline started to take on a look that was recognisable, with cliffs disappearing into the gorgeous blue sea.

Then having nearly missed the dead-end sign and turning sharply to the right a sign came into view.

The sign read Kyrenia Beach Bar. Call me a stupid sentimental old fool but at 60 years of age, it was as if my story had come full circle.

Yes, I stayed in the REME for a further 8 years after this but nothing, absolutely nothing, held as much emotion for me as Kyrenia Beach Bar, and here I was again…..

I ended up sobbing so much my throat hurt – the emotion took me totally by surprise – where had the 38 years gone but in the blink of an eye…….

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