Down in Pedi

Symi has warmed up considerably over the past week and temperatures are starting to nudge 20 degrees centigrade. Everywhere there is stuff growing and we have to beat a path through the Alexanders to get to the office gate. Fields of lupins echo the azure sky and the rocks are slick with dew each morning.
The first fancy dress party of carnival took place on Sunday evening and even the supermarkets in Chorio are selling carnival novelties, silly masks and weird masks. Tomorrow is Smokey Thursday, traditionally celebrated with a big fancy dress BBQ party. Last year we had torrential rain and the party was held inside the vehicle deck of the Symi ferry which was conveniently spending the winter alongside the quay outside Pat's bar. This year there is no handy ferry available for the purpose so we hope that there isn't too much truth in the rumours of rain on tomorrow's weather forecast!

Down in Pedi work has started on the new marina. Bulldozers and heavy lorries were busy this morning, levelling the shoreline and dumping fill into the sea, as you can see in the accompanying photograph. There will be full details of the project including views from various sources in the March edition of the Symi Visitor and we will also be publishing up dates on this site at regular intervals.

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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