November Draws to a Close

Pedi bay on Wednesday, with a brisk north westerly wind blowing.

Pedi bay this morning, about an hour after the rain passed over.

Roses near Syllogos Square, Chorio.

The lane from the back of Syllogos Square, Chorio, that goes round the Kastro to Lemonitissa church. This is the access to Lemonitissa Apartment and Studio.  Chorio has far fewer steps than Yialos and most houses are connected by lanes with only occasional steps.

The route to the museum in Chorio is well sign-posted. We hope that it will be open for the summer of 2015 after extensive restoration.  We have been told that it will now have a coffee shop which will be nice as there isn't anything that high up in Chorio.

Wild cyclamens in a dry stone wall in Chorio.

A slightly confused wild pear tree in Chorio.

Free range cockerel strutting his stuff in the Pedi Valley.

Taking a nap near Kampos.

All sorts of things happen on Symi in the winter.
Photo courtesy
On Sunday evening at 17.30 there will be a showing of Ánna's Summer, a German/Greek/Spanish/English collaboration that was filmed on Symi in 2000.  Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel.  This will be screened at Mandeio cafe in Chorio and will be followed by Roman Polanski's 'The Pianist'.  Admittance free.
November is drawing to a close and the days are short, chilly and very very quiet.  There are very few people around and there is little traffic on the road apart from the bus which is now working limited hours.  Due to the general strike yesterday the Blue Star to Rhodes is only coming through at 4 this afternoon and will turn around and come straight back again so we should have some fresh produce in the shops - and post!

We had showery weather this morning and the forecast for next week is unsettled with the possibility of more rain later in the week, when the remnants of the storm system currently battering Iberia reach us.  Strong winds are forecast for Wednesday.

A Symiot interpretation of the concept of a roof garden - daisies growing in a gutter on the Kali Strata.

Work is continuing on the Pachos building next door to us - they are now at the replastering and exterior painting stage.

Have a good weekend.


Linda  – (Friday, November 28, 2014)  

Gorgeous photos...and I love the cats!

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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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