One View, Two Different Mornings

One view, two different mornings.  Every day brings its own surprises and this weekend we were also visited by Eclipse, currently the world's largest superyacht which anchored off Nimborio.  I didn't get a picture of it myself but you can see more about it on this link.  The rocky hillside in the background of the photo of the Eclipse is typical Symi shoreline.

Someone has made an early start from Yialos and is already under sail.  Another boat is chugging out of the sleepy anchorage in Pedi Bay.  It is hard to do justice to the delicate colours and light on the water with my little Nikon.

Jasmine is in full bloom in gardens all round the island and in the evenings one can also smell the heady fragrance of night-scented jessamine, known as nichtalouloudia by the Greeks.
Although the season is drawing to a close and the ferry timetables are barely providing a service from this week on, this is one of the busiest Octobers we have had in many a year and there are still plenty of people about.  Filming has already started on the Judas Curse up in Chorio and Kurtis Stacey, the British actor who plays the protagonist, Chris, is arriving on the Panagia Skiadeni at 13.05 today - not because he particularly wanted to take the slow boat via Panormitis but because there was no alternative.  If you are on Symi in the next week or so you may bump into all sorts of strange things in the more abandoned corners of upper Chorio as shooting a horror film involves weird props and even weirder lighting.

Thunderstorms are forecast for tomorrow and Thursday so the Judas Curse may well resort to the cliché 'It was a dark and stormy night...'

Have a good week.


Steve Daniels  – (Wednesday, October 16, 2013)  

It may be a little Nikon Adriana but that's a beautifully composed morning harbour shot.

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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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