Lots going on over the weekend. There was a regatta in overnight Thursday, leaving on Friday. Remember the photo last week of boats four abreast in the harbour? Well, here are some of them leaving.
Tassos’ new butcher’s shop was blessed and opened on Saturday evening. Four priests, lots of locals, gifts and good luck wishes. A huge range of fresh meats, some home-prepared recipes and ready-made dishes Symi style, which means not ‘plastic’ food in plastic wrappers and polystyrene trays, but homemade sausages and real food. Proper stuff. I was able to take a few snaps; it was a bit busy and hot inside. This new shop is opposite the Old Pharmacy in Horio. Up the Kali Strata, through the square, past the Jean & Tonic bar and on the left by the old Glaros/Village Café bar on the way to Taverna Zoi and the American supermarket, you can’t miss it.
And then I went for a walk on Sunday morning at 5.15, too early for the sunrise but interesting to see young people on mopeds coming down the hill (from where we don’t ask) and farmers going up the hill to their farmsteads, it’s was quite busy. Mind you, it might be because the Symi Festival has started, with a gala concert in Yialos on Sunday night. There are posters around telling of other events and, as usual, everything is free to attend.