Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings

Yesterday, I decided to take my dog, Felicia, to a dog-friendly beach I had heard about, located near Paphos Airport. We’ve never been there before, so I had to use both Google Maps on my iPhone and the GPS in the car make sure we found the way. It shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes from where we live. At 2 PM, we left and came back home three hours later. However, we never made it to the beach.

After we left the highway we were completely lost in the deserted countryside. We followed narrow, unpaved roads that led to nowhere. We relied on both the GPS and my mobile phone, which suddenly indicated different routes to the beach. No people around, just fields, meadows, and unexpected fences. It felt like driving in an endless circle.

We had been in the car for too long, but thanks to the AC, we kept going. After a while, I realized the best thing we could do was to get out of the car and let Felicia run freely for a while. It was hot, and we found some shade under a tree where I decided that there was nothing else to do but head back home.

Where are we going….?

It was with mixed feelings that we after three hours returned to where we started. I felt guilty and sorry for her and I wondered how Felicia felt. Did she understand the purpose of sitting in the car for so long and driving such a long distance without actually reaching any destination? No, and I don’t get it either.

💜💜 Felicia doesn’t like swimming, so maybe it was just as well that we got lost. 💜💜
At least we had a little adventure together, and today, the day after, I think about it with a smile.



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23 responses to “Mixed Feelings”

  1. Denzil Avatar

    Lovely dog Anita, what type is it?

    1. Anita Avatar

      She’s a Basenji, nick named Africa’s ‘Barkless Dog”

      1. Denzil Avatar

        A quiet dog – even better!

        1. Anita Avatar

          Not completely quiet, they can yodel and make other more or less funny sounds to express their feelings. 😂

  2. Alittlebitoutoffocus Avatar

    Did you try using Google to a) show (possible) directions or b) view the way on Streetview? That’s assuming they managed to find the way of course! 🤔

    1. Anita Avatar

      I wanted directions, got directions and drove the car according to the directions. I actually don’t really know how or what I did but apparently we didn’t make it 😉 😂

  3. Greta DH Avatar

    Too bad you didn’t find the place, but sometimes our modern technologies fail completely.
    Hope Felicia didn’t suffer.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Felicia lay calmly in the back seat while I looked for the sea that I could actually see in the distance, but there were no roads leading to it. 🥹
      I’m a bit disoriented but when I got to the same place for the third time I felt quite frustrated 🤣

  4. wetanddustyroads Avatar

    Maybe Felicia enjoyed the ride in the countryside (and hopefully didn’t know you guys were on your way to the beach) 😉. This reminds me, when we were in Malta in 2013, we drove a rental car through fields (and maybe farms) to get to Mellieħa … thanks to the GPS! But it was a good drive and we enjoyed the countryside!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Yes, I can imagine you enjoyed the countryside there in Malta. I also enjoyed the countryside here in Cyprus but after doing the same lap three times without realizing that I did the same lap multiple times I felt mostly confused and pretty crazy 😬😂

  5. whippetwisdom Avatar

    Here in the Highlands we always recommend people use a map or street atlas, as the technology can be very poor for getting you to your destination. We hope you’ll be able to take Felicia to another nice place for a refreshing walk soon 🐾💛🐾

    1. Anita Avatar

      Next time I’ll use a map or at least keep one in the car in case I need it. Thank you kindly for commenting Xenia.

  6. Kristallina Avatar

    Kan förstå att det inte kändes bra för dig. Felicia har helt säkert ganska fort glömt det. Irriterande när man inte hittar trots all teknik. Hoppas ni har återhämtat er och trevlig helg! 🐶🤗

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tack Kristallina och Trevlig helg till dig också.

  7. bpz3 Avatar

    Och Fanny då? Fick hon vara kvar hemma?
    Det där med GPS och Google Maps är jag urdålig på. Min man och jag brukade säga att varje gång “we got lost, it is an unexpected adventure”. Okej, men inte under hela tre timmar;-) Tack och lov för en fungerande A/C.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Fanny valde att stanna hemma hos husse vilket hon gjorde hon rätt i :))

  8. Anna i Portugal Avatar

    Det är verkligen inte alltid pålitligt med GPSerna. Med liten bil så går det ju att vända och återgå till utgångspunkten och början om, om en vill. Men med en husbil var det inte roligt när en hamnade på de där små vägarna! Ett äventyr fick ni i alla fall!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tror inte jag klarat av att hitta själva utgångspunkten eftersom jag blev mer och mer förvirrad och mitt lokalsinne inte är det bästa. Ja, ett äventyr blev det iallafall.

  9. Solitaire Avatar

    She’s adorable! Adventures are fun!🥰

  10. Toonsarah Avatar

    Felicia looks really sweet, and perfectly happy that you didn’t really get anywhere 🙂

  11. Jag Avatar

    Kul med svansillustrationen till att du körde i cirkel. Efteråt kan man alltid se det som ett äventyr men att snurra runt och leta kan inte vara roligt. Fina bilder på Felicia! Den lilla filuren på stolpen ser lite desorienterad ut.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Kul att du såg sambandet med svansen och min cirkel. Nej, det var inte roligt men som du skriver, så här i efterhand ett minne att le åt. Tack för din kommentar.

  12. dogdad87 Avatar

    greetings ! great post .

    stay awesome and keep blogging

Tack för din kommentar


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