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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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CHAPTER IX. FROM BAFFO TO LIMASOL. WE left Ktima on 23rd April for Limasol. The! weather was now perfect for out-door life, the ther-I mometer 520 at 7 A.M., and 700 at 3 P.M. The route! was agreeable, the crops were well irrigated by | numerous streams led from the mountains, andthe country generally was green and well wooded. After a march of fourteen miles, during which we had passed the ruins of several ancient aqueducts, we arrived at a running stream which issued from a narrow valleybetween cliffs and hills and emptied itself upon the sea-beach. A number of tamarisks formed a jungle near the mouth, and the banks were a bright rose-1 colour, owing to the full bloom of thickets of oleanders/ This was a charming halting-place, and as the beach? was strewn with dry timber that had been brought down from the mountains during the season when the stream was powerful, we should have a good supply* of fuel in addition to fresh water. The route had? been along the flat parallel with the sea from Ktima, and I noticed a wonderful change in the pace of the camels, as I had summoned Iiani when at the capitai of the district before the Cadi at the Konak, and the! chief commissioner had added his voice to the threats

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