October Postcards from Symi

The Friday morning Blue Star Paros gliding past the entrance to Pedi, en route to Rhodes.

A very empty Yialos on Friday morning.  Although the Turkish government has lifted the ban on gulets and other Turkish flagged commercial vessels visiting Greece, it has come too late in the season.

The planting season has begun. The Symi Flower shop has started to sell seedlings for Kos lettuces and various brassicas as well as leafy herbs such as pot celery, parsley and mint.  

There was a lot of mad tooting outside the office window the other day as this Maltese gin palace tried playing dare with the Panagia Skiadeni.  Discretion proved the greater part of valour and the Panagia won.

This kitten was chased up this dead shrub by a chicken...  I couldn't get a shot of the chicken but the kitten gave me a baleful look as I went past. There is another kitten from the same litter in the dry grass just behind him.

Olives and local stone - Greek icons indeed.

All quiet in Harani this morning.

Getting a new roof on, double quick before the rains start.

The view from Symi Visitor Accommodation this morning.

The shuttering has gone up for the back retaining wall of the new commercial harbour.

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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.


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