Black is the new white

It is early evening and the yachts are making their way into Yialos in search of over-night berths. It seems as though black is the new white when it comes to mega yachts. A little hot, perhaps, but stylish… An enormous black and silver gin palace has just docked beneath the window. It even has a double bed on the bridge deck. The guests have been handed ashore to promenade the harbour. Various flunkeys are zipping around the decks, washing, wiping and polishing. We are waiting with some interest to see what happens when they have to hose down the seaward side of the boat…

We had a little spot of excitement earlier today when it was noticed that the harbour was full of bobbing beer bottles. It turned out that one of the local shopkeepers had driven his truck into the harbour. The truck is somewhat the worse for wear but the driver escaped unscathed, only his ego dented.

We are busy putting the finishing touches to the August edition of the Symi Visitor newspaper so we’ll be burning the midnight oil tonight. Ice cream and chocolate for supper this evening!

Have a good week.


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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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