>> Friday, April 3, 2015 – Blue Star Ferries, Greek Easter, Greek ferries, life on Symi in April, preparations for the tourist season, tourist amenities in the spring
|Pedi after the rain earlier in the week.|
|Cars and trucks lined up at the clock tower, waiting for the Blue Star Diagoras on Wednesday morning.|
|I have often wondered what the story is behind this bad-tempered face on a pediment up in Chorio.|
|A traditional meander pattern on a house on the Kali Strata.|
|An invisible cat in Chorio. The edge of the building looks a bit nibbled because it has been clipped repeatedly by various small cars and trucks squeezing along the lane on the right.|
|One of the few remaining overhanging eaves on the island.|
|Another face. This one reminds me a little of the Green Man motif found in so many old English churches.|
|April is the month for spring-cleaning, painting and decorating in preparation for the forthcoming tourist season. Similar scenes to this are to be seen all round the harbour and Chorio.|
|The excursion boats and water taxis are still out on the hard in Harani and Rhodes so their berths are vacant.|
|Poppies and corona daisies provide a natural garden around this house in Chorio.|
|Pelargoniums in the town square, Yialos.|
Greek Easter is next weekend and we have some visitors arriving during the week but it will be a while yet before the tourist season proper commences. Greek Easter is very much a Greek holiday and families try to spend it together. Often it is the last opportunity for everyone to get together until the end of the season.
Have a good weekend.