Blue and White

The sandstorm started to lift late on Saturday afternoon and Sunday’s thunder showers have cleared the air. Visibility has improved spectacularly and Symi is once again gleaming in bright Hellenic blue and white. Random gulls swoop over a postcard sea and small white clouds hover on the horizon. From the top of Chorio the wind farm behind Datca in Turkey is clearly visible, crisp white blades turning slowly in the breeze. The boatyard over at Harani is packed with excursion boats and water taxis, all lined up on the shore for a fresh coat of paint and their annual inspections.
Down in Pedi the Great Marina Saga continues – during the lull in operations due to the cash flow crisis someone noticed that the original plan was drawn up before the quayside was widened. If construction resumes along the current plan, there will be no room for boats inside the new mole unless a 4 metre wide strip of the quayside is demolished. The other problem is that those blocks that were put into the sea as intended promptly slid down the sandy bottom into deeper water and vanished. It seems that there was a small problem with the depth soundings too. Back to the drawing board… What was that old joke about a giraffe being a cow designed by bureaucrats?
Despite the dodgy weather Ian Haycox’s Three One-Night Stands proved popular and all three events were well attended.  Some photographs will be going up on the Out and About page on www.symi-photos.com shortly. 
Have a good week.

Regards,
Adriana



Ian Haycox shows his work in the vaults of the Old Market on the Kali Strata.
The tunnel under Villa Irene in Chorio provided another interesting venue.

Richard  – (Monday, March 09, 2009)  

I'm glad it wasn't one of my contracts. So we don't need to worry about the new marina taking much trade away from the Yialos shops just yet. Who was the Clerk of Works?

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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.

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