Back to the usual Symi
With all the guests now left there’s time to settle back into the usual routine. I am just going through our cameras to see what we have on them, and the photos seem to mainly revolve around the Poseidon and various boat trips. Neil went out on it with the family one day, we went to a birthday party on another night, and then the photos are of beaches and days out. It was almost like being on holiday.
We are now heading into the winter season, though no-one has yet told the weather. It’s still very warm outside and sometimes humid, so much so that we were shrouded in mist the other morning and everything outside was wet, as if it had rained overnight. The harbour continues to be busy with up to six day-trip boats coming in, plus the in/out ferries at certain times. There are many northern Europeans and British around the island as it’s a popular time of year for them, and the village is buzzing at night.
As for me, I am today (Thursday) just settling back into my work routine and my writing, seeing to some jobs around the house and preparing for a round of invitations. It’s also that time of year (not complaining) when we find ourselves invited out for meals, or to meet for drinks, and although I’d wanted to get to the Symi Film Festival events and see some films, I have been pre-booked up every night this week, with one night in Rhodes and another returning from it, then three evenings out in a row. Next week looks quieter.
While in Rhodes, we stayed at the Mitsis Petit Palais Hotel as our usual ones were fully booked. This is a great place to stay, and we got a very good price. Half board (or all-inclusive in mother’s case) for €49.00, in September. The hotel is large, and not far from the main attractions in the new town, close to the beach and shops. It was very busy, but the staff were friendly and helpful, though working very hard, and the food was spot on. There was even live music in the bar in the evening. If you stay there, bring your earplugs as it is, like most modern hotels, all tiles and hard floors, and there’s some background noise with people moving about above and below. I put mine in and was out like a light.
Anyway, I’m now getting back into my rhythm and have two books and a screenplay to work on, so excuse me while I go and do that. There will be more of these random photos over the next few days, no doubt, and I will be back to my six random blog posts per week from Symi.