The sun was back this morning and the wind had dropped right away but we can see rain coming over the next few days before sustained sunshine is back again. So, this morning we took advantage of the good weather to go to the market at Chateau Lambousa.
Chateau Lambousa is a hotel in Lapta and every Saturday morning they hold a bric a brac sale in their large carpark and there is also an auction of furniture and effects in an outbuilding. We'd never been before but heard it was worth a look. To find the market, you drive along the coast road to Lapta and look out for The Strip, a section of restaurants and businesses and the LA hotel. Just after you see The Cabin restaurant on the seaward side of the road, you turn inland aand then turn left again into Chateau Lambousa.
There are quite a lot of stalls selling second hand goods, arts and crafts, clothing, baked good, bread, honey and preserves, jewellery, paintings, plants, sausages, pates, pies. There are a number of food stalls and we indulged in Turkish Pancakes cooked fresh on the griddle for our breakfast. They have a number of choices of stuffing: spinach, cheese, potato, chocolate, honey.... I had cheese and Bob had potato. The cheese was the crumbly, white curd cheese and it was utterly delicious. Bob's potato filling was lightly spiced and also delicious. They were enormous and great value for 6ytl - about £1.40 each.
The plant stall looked really good but the ones I wanted had already been sold. Will have to go earlier next time. There was a Kindle stall where a woman was selling cds with lots of Kindle books by author in .pub format. They were 6 ytl for 1 or 11 for 2. Bob bought 2 and each had about 11 books on. Unfortunately we don't have a cd reader on either of our devices here so it will have to wait till we get home to try.
It was an interesting visit. Not nearly as large or as useful a market as the Girne one but if you are looking for quirky items it would be worth a visit. Obviously very very popular wth the Brit expats who were in the majority of the visitors.
More thunder and lightning tonight out over the sea and up in the mountains. Very spectacular. No rain tonight but much expected tomorrow before it all clears. It's a cracker as the saying goes..... batten down the hatches.