A Frappe in the Sunshine

It is one of those spring days when it is definitely pleasanter out than in. Unfortunately we are doomed to be 'in' as we are putting the final touches to the May edition of the Symi Visitor but there are some fortunate souls out there, dozing in the sun. Most of them are of the furry four-legged variety but there are also a few people taking time out from the seasonal round of painting and decorating to enjoy a frappe in the sunshine. The northerly breeze has cleared away the haze and visibility in the best it has been in weeks. There are a few shreds of high cloud and the sea is a deep and chilly blue. The beaches in Pedi are still covered with boats and it will be a while yet before the various tavernas, water taxis and excursion boats start up for the season. Most of them are still being repainted and prepared for the season while the beach franchise operators remove the debris of winter storms and search for their missing sand, armed with shovels and wheelbarrows.

Meanwhile the ditch diggers dig on. They have started filling in some sections of the trench but it will be a while before the cement capping is poured. Still on the subject of roadworks, we have just heard that the roadgang will be back on the Pedi-Periotissa road from 5 May, this time getting on with the resurfacing and tarring. At least this should (she said, optimistically) be a relatively quick and quiet procedure in comparison to last year's interminable jackhammers.

With the shortage of charter flights to Rhodes the few tourists that are about tend to be either Germans or Greek, or those French and Italians who have properties here and are taking advantage of the Mayday bank holiday to spend celebrate Greek Easter. Things should be a bit busier next week when the flights start.

Have a good week.

Regards,
Adriana
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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.

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