Celebrating the First Rains

The dust of summer has been washed off at last and the colours are glowing.  

Refreshing greenery on the slopes of the Kastro, above the Kali Strata.

It does not take long for the weeds to pop up on the Kali Strata.

Not sure why this chicken decided to cross the road but I passed her stomping purposefully up  the  Panormitis road as I was walking down to work this morning.
The Vespa - the traditional vehicle of choice for Symiots for many years and likely to see a revival with the punitive taxes on motor cars and high fuel prices.
It will be several weeks yet before there is regular rain to fill Symi's reservoirs.
 In the meantime the watership from Rhodes is paying us a visit.

The anchorage off Harani is quite deserted now.  The fancy white building towards the centre is the police station and post office.  The Nireus Hotel, Sofia's House, the Hotel Aliki, the Merchant House, Despina's apartment, Villa Karnayo and the Kostas Kleanthi Studios are all in the picture.

Day trippers might be in short supply but the water taxis to the beaches are busy.
That is another view of the water ship on the left.

Have a good weekend.


Anonymous –   – (Monday, September 26, 2011)  

Wow! What a beautiful place to live!

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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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