>> Monday, August 15, 2016 – 20th birthday, August bank holidays, August weather, life on Symi in August 2016, Symi Visitor Accommodation
|Taking a break.|
|Morning mist over Pedi.|
|A hawker, all packed up and ready to go down for the Blue Star. This one sells cheap baggy shorts, jeans, polyester print frocks, cheerful Chinese T-shirts with incomprehensible slogans on them and a miscellany of cheap shoes and sandals. In the 20 years I have seen the truck come and go his stock has made little concession to the vagaries of fashion and only varies slightly according to the season. When he comes in the winter he sells camo pants, hunting boots, sweat shirts and sensible slippers - the sort with non-slip rubber soles as they are often worn out of doors.|
|Grapes ripening in old courtyards in Chorio. The one on the left has green grapes, the one on the right purple so not quite so visible in the photograph. I rather like the shadows they make on the wall.|
|Pedi Bay 15 August 2016 - not much going on down here.|
|Yialos 15 August 2016 - the view from the Symi Visitor Accommodation balcony is pretty empty too.|
With only a few weeks left of 2016 to go, Wendy and I are turning out thoughts to 2017, Symi Visitor's 20th birthday. It seems like only yesterday that we were organising the 10th anniversary edition of the Symi Visitor newspaper and the big clean up day. The newspaper is long gone, victim of the recession and changing technology, but Wendy and I are still here, matching Symi visitors up with their ideal holiday home so we hope to have some surprises for our regular visitors who have supported us over the years as well as new Symi visitors who will be discovering Symi for the first time.
Have a good week.