The pomegranates are ripening

One of the busiest Augusts anyone can remember is slowly drawing to a close but this does not mean that Symi is now winding down. Far from it. September is already heavily booked up as it is the month when the regulars return and even October looks to be fairly brisk.
The winter sleep is still a long way off, even if more than a few of us are already sleep-walking!

The weather continues warm and sunny with temperatures in the thirties and little wind. The leaves are falling fast now and most of the summer deciduous trees and shrubs are virtually bald. The last of the grapes and figs are being toted away by the wasps and hornets and the pomegranates are ripening. Curiously the wild thistles are regaining colour from the top down so tufts of purple are appearing among the dry prickles, the first indication that the season is turning.

The Symi Festival finishes at the end of this week with the celebrations for the annual World Peace Day swim between Symi and Datca. The rather striking posters are up around the town. Relations with our neighbours are good at the moment and two of the commercial Greek national television channels are running Turkish soap operas with Greek subtitles - makes a change from the endless Mexican and South American ones, and five year old episodes of 'The Young and the Restless'!

Have a good week. Now that Mike's back home you'll be hearing from me more often again I hope!

Regards,
Adriana
www.symivisitor.com

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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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