Suddenly It's Summer

The most photographed ducks in the world.

Suddenly it is summer.  The temperatures have shot up and it is likely to be at least 30 degrees centigrade this weekend.  More and more shops and cafes are opening and in the evening there are people promenading along the waterfront.  The land-train is back in business, taking children and their parents from the town square along the coastal road to Nimborio and back.  The Nikolaos, the last of the old Symi day trip boats from Rhodes, came in on its first trip of the year yesterday.  Ferry connections are improving, although schedules are still subject to last minute changes.  There is a lot of more choice in the shops and the Great Easter Baking Marathon has commenced. Symi housewives are staggering home, burdened with kilos of flour, cheese, butter, eggs, mastic, cardamom and other ingredients for the traditional Easter cookies and cheese pies and there are some delectable aromas wafting around the lanes of Chorio. The butchers are looking happier now that they have signs up requesting that we place our orders now for Easter lamb.

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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