A White Cat of Symi

I noticed that someone was searching on this blog for a white cat of Symi.  Well, here is one, enjoying the spring sunshine in Chorio.  Another famous white cat on Symi can be found on the Symi Dream website.

Chamomile growing in the Pedi Valley

A Symi sheep balances on the edge of a cliff, in search of a succulent morsel.
Not for them the lush pastures of New Zealand.  Symi sheep work hard for their food.

Spot the pigeon.
That is Pedi Bay in the background.

Olive blossom on my garden table.

A busy 5 minutes in Yialos this morning.  Yes, that is the Poseidon heading off for a round the island trip.

It is a busy weekend in Greece with the elections for the government taking place on Sunday.  Here on Symi  the lists are up for the candidates and the schools are closed as they are being used as polling stations.  As Greeks have to travel back to the place where they are born and registered to vote there will be a lot of movement around the country over the next few days.

The cheerful bunting fluttering in the harbour is because Symi will be celebrating VE Day on 8 May.  The surrender of the Dodecanese was signed here, at the building that is now the Katerinettes Hotel and restaurant, and every year the event is commemorated with a parade.

As you can see from the above photograph, the Blue Star ferry is coming through Symi on Fridays as well as Wednesdays this week - and the round the island excursions have started.

Have a good weekend.


Mike Gadd  – (Friday, May 04, 2012)  

Love the orange blossom picture! :)

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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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