So where were we! Day 5 a day of exploration and visit a few places that we didn't get to last year. However our first big stop was to be Achladeri Forest, although we did stop at Kalami Marsh before turning off onto the road down to the forest, seeing:
We arrived at the forest car park and walked along the track towards the path across the stream. There were a small group of people there watching something, we joined them to find our target for the forest,
After coffee we carried on down the gulf cost aiming for the Polichnitos Saltpans. We took the coastal track driving just a few feet from the seas edge, where Common Sandpipers were foraging, this added a new bird for our week. As we progressed we stopped to admire the Poppies,
From here we were only a short distance from the Saltpans, which were very quiet, except for Stilt, Shelduck and Avocet, still we parked up and had an explore and lunch and of course more coffee for Tina and Me! Patience is a virtue as we were to find a couple of weeks later in Somerset, but that is another story, this Kentish Plover came to us, shame the sun had gone by now.
The rest of the day was exploring and driving down to the south coast as far as Agios Fokas, but the weather was getting a bit damp and blowy by this time so not a lot was seen, just some Sedge Warblers and these Terrapins: