Mild and Hazy

It is mild and hazy on Symi with temperatures in the low to mid twenties and a cool breeze riffling across the water. Both Yialos and Pedi are busy with cruising and charter yachts filling up the quays and anchorages. There are a number of American registered vessels in the harbour at the moment as well as Nassau and other Caribbean registrations.

The Symi ferry is docked beneath the window of the Symi Visitor office, generators rumbling away and gangplank squeaking gently in the swell. She is doing day excursion trips without vehicles and vehicle trips in the evenings (see without passengers at the moment.

The wild flowers in the Pedi valley are starting to die back now as the ground hardens and the last poppies are quite small and faded. Only the whimsical spires of pink hollyhocks light up the terraces as the daisies are turning to dust. Today’s photograph was taken early this morning on the walk to work.

Have a good week.


Anonymous –   – (Friday, June 13, 2008)  

I'm surprised that no-one has commented on this lovely photo, I love the colour tones and while I'm at it, both Sarah and I enjoy reading your column (and using your recipes too).
It's so interesting to find out how things are in Symi when we aren't there.
Thank you
nige B

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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.

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