Clean Up Symi

Wispy clouds straggle over a suddenly empty island as the last tourists pick over the few souvenir shops still open. Walking down the Kali Strata this morning I passed a group of seriously equipped hikers heading for the hills. Grass is starting to sprout between the paving stones on the Kali Strata and the moss is turning green in the crevices of the dry stone walls.

The cooler temperatures have brought a crisp freshness to the air and an eagerness to do things outside before winter sets in. We hope that this enthusiasm will bring a good turn out for the Clean Up Symi, Clean Up the World campaign on Sunday morning.

The nights have been still and starry of late, punctuated only by the hoot of hunting owls and the occasional restless rustle from the donkey in the field behind us. We took the opportunity to cook outside last night, probably one of the last barbecues of the season, and the warmth from the fire was welcome. The aroma of wood smoke and sizzling sausages drew an eager audience of cats, both resident and stray.

The forecast is countrywide rain in varying forms from tonight right through until Tuesday evening and snow is expected on high ground in many parts of Greece. At this stage no strong winds are forecast so there are no shipping disruptions anticipated but we will be watching the situation carefully as we still have visitors on the island.

Have a good weekend.


Anonymous –   – (Monday, October 22, 2007)  

hope you have a good clean up day.good luck to all that take part.i hope the weather is kind to you.i am pleased the last of the tourists have left symi as i do get enviouse looking forward to returning in june.i hope you have a peacefull christmas and a prosporouse new year.god bless. theresa

Post a Comment

About this Blog

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.

Adriana Shum

Copyright (c) 2001-2017 Adriana Shum.

All Rights Reserved.

Keep in Touch with Symi