Salad Days!

It is a bright sunny day on Symi and merry bedlam has prevailed down in the harbour for some time. The reason for the uproar is two fold. First of all a chain has come into service to control traffic movement around the harbour during peak periods. This is a replacement for the electric boom of recent years and old hands may remember that there used to be a chain across the road back in the 90s. Secondly, the Proteus is back in service and for various reasons docked at the clock tower to discharge various trucks and cars as well as passengers. As the Proteus came in after the chain went up the vehicles off the Proteus were trapped on the wrong side of the chain, waiting for someone to drop it and let them through. At the same time other vehicles including the taxis were building up on the bus stop side of the chain, trying to get into the harbour. Lots of hooting and shouting before it all sorted itself out. Back to the drawing board…!

Meanwhile, in our corner of the Pedi valley, we have never had such good lettuces. All that donkey manure and trench digging has certainly worked. Salad days ahead.

Have a peaceful weekend.


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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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