All posts by Nadine Pierce

Living & working from the Pentland Hills just South of Edinburgh, a marketing professional with a love of running and the great outdoors!

A Cheeky Botanical Garden Visit in Cyprus!

Nothing like making the most of a few days in Cyprus – what a stunning location for this Botanical Garden which is also home to Aphrodite’s Bath – the pool in which she bathed when Adonis first saw, and fell in love with her.

Aphrodite’s Bath (slightly more of a shower :o)

We also hiked up into the hills along the Aphrodite Trail – just beautiful!

The base of Aphrodite’s Trail

I stroked a Golden Eagle!

This is NOT a euphemism for anything random as that headline sounds! Last week I was lucky enough to meet Odin, my friend’s 7-year old Golden Eagle (he breeds them). I’ve never been so close to one before and the experience completely blew me away.

Just everything about him, his alertness, beak and talons and that beautiful iridescent plumage – I couldn’t believe it when he let us stroke him. These are birds that can lift a deer, fox or wildcat no bother, as well as more modest prey too.

Now I’m hoping he’ll let us see them in action some time.