|Analipsi monastery at the mouth of Nimborio Bay. This monastery can only be reached by sea and there is actually a boat shed concealed in the cliff beneath the monastery. The hill to the right is actually the island of Nimos and there is a narrow, fairly shallow, channel of water between the two. The Dodecanese Seaways catamaran can nip between the two but the big Blue Star ferry has to go all the way round.|
|Old feta cheese tins come in handy for growing basil and other culinary herbs.|
|No, those aren't two very exotic green birds - they are two clumps of green horta for two quite small budgies to nibble on. The hand lettered sign below is advertising a lounge suite plus coffee table and magazine rack for sale for 300 euros.|
|For those who prefer something less likely to leak rust on the windowsill than the tins in the photograph above, the Symi Flower shop has this amazing collection of brightly coloured plastic pots.|
|Not much activity here yet. The long process of painting and decorating after the wet and stormy weather of the winter is only just beginning for the tourist businesses on Symi.|
|The view from side balcony of Symi Visitor Accommodation.|
|The floating crane lying of the fuel station. The work is proceeding slowly on building a new jetty for the big boats. A new road link will then be built to connect with the motor road above. |
In the meantime we continue to enjoy the early spring weather. Up in Chorio the spring clean is starting and housewives are treating themselves to cheerful new plants and flowers from the flower shops in the harbour to brighten their balconies.
I am off to catch the Symi bus.
Have a good week.