A Perfect Day

It is a perfect day for a wedding on Symi and Becci Thomson and Jeremy Abrahams are doing just that. After the civil wedding at Symi town hall the whole wedding party has gone out on the Poseidon excursion boat for a private ceremony on board at Toli bay followed by a BBQ lunch and swimming at Agios Emilianos. Champagne and handmade nibbles will be enjoyed at Sofia’s House on their return. Watch out for photographs on Out and About later.


Temperatures continue to rise and it looks as though Symi is set for a long hot summer with plenty of sunshine. Ilias and Damianos, the island’s two main air conditioning engineers, are the most popular men on the island at the moment! At this time of the year the closest thing we see to weather is sheet lightning flashing in the distance over Turkey in the evenings as we swat mosquitoes and eat supper among the tree tops on our roof terrace. With the solstice only a week away Symi enjoys nearly 16 hours of daylight at this time of the year. Symiots tend to rise early to escape the heat and the working day for manual labour starts at 07.00 if not before. When I walk down the Kali Strata to work at 7.45 in the morning I can already smell lots of dinners cooking – sensible Symiot housewives get all the hot and bothered stuff out of the way before the thermometer climbs over 35 as slaving over a hot stove takes on a very literal meaning on Symi in the summer.
An armada of ships has just arrived in Symi harbour – the Nikolaos, the Symi II and the Proteus have all come in, one after the other, and their washes have set the rigging clanging on the yachts and gulets along the quay. Anchor chains are being paid out as tour guides muster their flocks and the mooring men dart about, grabbing lines for the bollards.
Have a good weekend. I am off to make those handmade wedding nibbles!
Regards,

Adriana

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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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