Working Round the Clock

The weather on Symi remains clear and dry and there is an air of gritty determination on the island’s building sites as labourers toil on to catch up for days missed during the recent rains. Up in Chorio they have been working round the clock pouring concrete to complete the next phase on the undercover sports stadium behind the Taxiarchis Hotel. This should reach roof height in the next week or so if the weather remains fair.









Down in Pedi on Sunday it was all hands on deck to get the surfacing done over the main section of quay for the new marina. As you can see in the photographs the building supply ship came alongside the new quay and was able to dump gravel directly where the bulldozer could shovel it into position. The small utilities block is nearly completed and service pipes have been laid for water and electricity along the outer quay. The enclosed area is narrower than originally intended so there will not be room for yachts to come alongside on the inside of the quay. Yachts will have to moor stern to on the exposed outer side as they do in Yialos. It will however be considerably quieter as unlike Yialos yachtsmen will not have waterfront bars and other night time disturbances to contend with. As you can see from the photographs, the local small fishing boats are already in place along the inner shore line. At the moment the road around that side of Pedi is closed to vehicle traffic as part of it has been dug up in the course of the present works. The rest of Pedi is very quiet indeed.

Have a good week.

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.

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


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