|The Blue Star, our lifeline for getting major goods and supplies onto the island at the moment. This is the 'big boat' from Piraeus to Rhodes which stops off in Symi twice a week. As it is subsidised to some extent it is considerably cheaper than the Dodecanese Seaways vessels but as it has to operate out of Akandia, the further most part of the commercial harbour, one can make up the difference in taxi fares into town.|
|The fig trees are starting to sprout again. That is the Milos area of Chorio in the background, so called because of the row of ruined windmills ranged along the crest of the hill.|
|A comfortable place to sit with a frappe (see above) between hand mixing cement for repairs to the large house behind.|
|Muscari, the wild grape hyacinth, is starting to appear on the embankments.|
|Poppies in the Pedi Valley|
Have a good week.