The View from my Office Window 18 June 2007

It is becoming very busy in Symi harbour these days, and Pedi is not much quieter. The anchorages are full every night with yachts of all sizes. We will have to see how this is affected if the proposal for the Blue Star 'Diagoras' to dock in Pedi comes into operation as its wide turning circle and prop wash will make Pedi bay an unsafe anchorage for yachts. Every visiting yachtsman knows how to avoid the water boat and the occasional freighters which slip in and out virtually unnoticed, but a large high speed passenger and vehicle ferry is a different story.

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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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