|The view of Yialos from my favourite peephole on the Kali Strata.|
|There was a cruise ship in the harbour early this morning.|
|After weeks of drought the trees in the Pedi Valley are starting to die back, a branch at a time.|
|Juxtapositions of ruins and restored buildings and all shades in between are common on Symi. This is the corner of the Yialos at the base of the Kali Strata.|
|Bright bedding drying under the trees on the Kali Strata. No one really bothers with tumble driers in this climate as for most of the year washing dries quickly outdoors and sunshine is free.|
|Mineral salts leaching out of the plaster on a restored mansion. This is a common phenomenon, both indoors and out on Symi houses and often comes through even newly painted walls.|
|Spotted in a bougainvillea this morning.|
|It has been hot enough to soften the tarmac in the heatwave this week.|
The perennial water problems continue. This time it is limited supplies in the upper parts of Chorio causing cisterns to run dry as water out is exceeding water in. The water is theoretically switched on for a few hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday but in practice the pressure is not always good with the result that water arrives in theory rather than in practice. And people wonder why we don't have swimming pools on Symi...
Have a good weekend. We know that we'll be having a hot busy one!