Something Out of the Ordinary

Morning sun catching the rooftops in the Mouragio part of Yialos.

Socks drying on the Kali Strata - there is always something out of the ordinary to look at on Symi.

A quirky change from the usual identikit white.
Private cruising boats with live-aboards seem to have been victims of the recession and we see far fewer of these adventurous souls exploring alternative lifestyles than we used to.

Time to leave - 7 a.m in Yialos and considerably more orderly than the merry chaos of the 5 p.m arrivals Sue photographed in the previous post.

Drifts of bougainvillea on the Kali Strata

Not the latest Curiosity photograph from Mars -  just sheep prints in the dust in the Pedi valley.
As August draws to a close the shadows grow longer and the days are perceptibly shorter.  Temperatures are still in the high 30s and a heatwave is forecast for the whole of Greece over the next few days.  Symi is still quite busy and we are receiving a lot of last minute arrivals as those with the flexibility to take things as they come enjoy some late August island hopping.

If you are on Symi at the moment, there is the opening of the new exhibition at the Symi Gallery on the Kali Strata this evening as well as live music in Giorgio's and a question and answer session for newcomers at the Olive Tree.  Chorio is the place to be.

Have a good weekend.


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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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