It’s unbelievable but I was able to take a photo of a tornado! Were sitting in the restaurant of our hotel in Cyprus about 2 pm after having lunch and suddenly saw something coming out of a cloud looking like a finger.
First I was not sure but when I looked at it for a couple of seconds I saw that it really was growing. I told my wife to take a picture and ran to our room to get the kids to the restaurant to see it too.
When we were back it was already grown down to earth and looked like a real tornado. It was just in front of us, maybe 2 kilometers distance. I never have seen something like that and I am sure not a lot of people have.
It’s a pity that we forgot to take a video. Would have been much nicer. The whole thing had a duration of about 3 minutes, then it was over.
When is was down to earth it started getting thinner and thinner and vanished within seconds.
And I am also sure that you get only once in your like the opportunity to see something like that in reality and to be able to take a picture.
The whole thing was really only about 3 minutes until it was gone and I was able to see it from the beginning.
I just was nipping on my coffee when I looked at the dark cloud expecting a flash and thunder every second, when I saw the little white finger coming down slowly.
Same as last year, we made our autumn holidays in Aiya Napa, a village in Cyprus. We were in the same hotel as last year. Hotel “Sun garden” is on the outer border of the village, not on the beach, but a few meters on the rock.
This is good, because the children are not able to go to the sea alone, and the view you have is extraordinary. In the morning, sitting outside and having breakfeast, you can enjoy the wonderful view to the sea.
What I really like in this hotel is the location, the food and the animation. All three things are wonderful. My day started normally with an hour on the beach volleyball field and it ended with the animation for kids in the amphi theater. Wonderful! We will come back next year.
This year we were the first time in Cyprus. This greek island has the big advantage that is is located so far south and east that the weather is still very warm there in October.
In Switzerland the kids have three weeks holiday in October, so it is a very good time to make holidays then. In mid summer it is very warm in Greece, sometimes it has more than 40 degrees. With this heat, making holiday with kids is not so good. At early afternoon, you have to go to your hotel room and spend some hours in the cool chamber while it is the hotest time outside.
The hotel we had this year was very nice. We had very good animation also for the kids. The food was good, the appartment was nice, the beach wounderful. Everything ok. We will come back next year.