A Trail of Ice Cream Drips

The clouds and haze that have been hanging over the island all week drifted away during the night and the day dawned bright and clear. Perfect for Pat and Kat’s wedding today. The forecast from now on seems to be relentless sunshine. The nights are already warm and restless as the rocks release the heat they have soaked up during the day. It is that time of the year when the spiders build their enormous webs, festooned from tree to tree with neatly wrapped flies and mosquitoes. Duvets are packed away and mosquito nets unbundled.

Down in the harbour it is hot and quiet. The day trippers have arrived and scuttled off in search of shade. Those in organized groups straggle reluctantly along the quay behind the bright parasols of their guides, lingering at displays of sunhats in the tourist shops.
Summer is written in a trail of ice cream drips below our office balcony, relic of various porters and hoteliers hanging about in the only available shade, waiting for the ferry to dock.

Have a good weekend.


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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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