Speed Humps

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the municipality was installing dark green posts with red reflectors on them along the edge of the quay on the road out of the town. This isn’t the only attempt at improving Symi’s road infrastructure. Today’s photograph shows speed humps being installed along the harbour outside the tourist shops.

Although Easter is only weeks away it is still very quiet on the island and the big spring clean up is not really underway. There has been some whitewashing for parade purposes but there is little point in doing the major painting and weeding until it is certain that the weather is settled. Most tourist businesses are still firmly closed with no signs of activity. Rhodes was slightly busier last week with a few places in Mandraki being gutted and refitted but the notice in the door of the Spartalis Hotel saying ‘Closed for the winter’ was still firmly in place.

Strong winds are forecast for this week, with a drop in temperatures as they will be from the north. It is about 15 degrees today and will be about 12 degrees on Wednesday with a minimum of 7 in the evening. There is no rain on the horizon and as it is unusual to have significant rain after mid-March this is likely to be a dry year.

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.

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

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