Symi Dream

Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

Symi holiday at home

Symi holiday at home

The holiday at home continues – with a fair amount of work being done as usual. The boys on the boat trip, mother to visit a friend in Pedi, a chance to catch up on things at home, many returning visitors to meet up with, a dinner in the courtyard… the usual things. Today we are shopping in Yialos during which a visit to the pharmacy is needed. The tamarisk tree beside us is shedding its… stuff, and even I am occasionally sneezing, Neil is having to walk around in a hazmat suit to avoid the sneezing, coughing and running nose, but even that’s not working.

 

After some talk of a strike and a lack of boats, I counted six crossings from Rhodes to Symi yesterday; the Pride, Express, Blue Star, Panagia and Sebeco (twice) were all running. The weather is warm with a bit of a breeze and not a cloud to be seen. Here are a few photos I took during the day.

Morning boat

Morning boat

Steps and trees

Steps and trees

Photo op

Photo op

Dinner

Dinner

A new show we're working on

A new show we’re working on

A few photos

A few photos

As I said the other day, I may go a bit ‘dark’ on the blog over the next week. I’ve managed a rather poor showing of photos today, a couple snapped in Yialos yesterday and some others from the files. It’s 5.30 and I have at least five hours of work ahead before I can return to the family visit, so I am being very quick about this today.

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Pedi

Pedi

A few shots of Pedi today, which is where we went yesterday for lunch. We went down to have a quick look at the Pedi Beach Hotel as a possible holiday venue for next year – not for me, you understand, though from what I’ve seen of it, it would make a lovely place for a week away from the hustle and bustle of the village. We ended up having lunch at Katsaras, the taverna on the jetty. It was cool out there, no fans just the sea breeze which was a welcome relief after the heat of the road and the beach. Very nice it was too. This morning, we’re heading down to Yialos to meet the nephews off the boat. Before that, I’ve some work to do, the house to prepare (making beds and so on) and we need to get some shopping in, something I meant to do yesterday, but life got in the way. Ah well. Here are the photos for this morning.

I'm not sure how this will come out; it's my first attempt at a panoramic shot with my phone.

I’m not sure how this will come out; it’s my first attempt at a panoramic shot with my phone.

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