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

Back and catching up

Back and catching up

And here I am again back with the usual blog. We’ve had a great week off, though everyone was worn out by the end of it what with sun, swimming and feeding more or less nonstop for six days. A lot has happened during that time; a speedboat fire (no injuries), important church festivals, the Symi Festival events in the main square and elsewhere, and the harbour being packed on most nights. That’s without the cruise ship that’s been coming in and the five or six boats per day with day-trippers. August is a busy, hot month over here on Symi, which is, I hope, good news for all the business who only have a limited time to make their annual turnover. Below are a few photos to give you a few highlights, and I’ll be back with more of the same from now on, keeping up the six-days per week schedule until I go to Athens in September.

Early mornings

Early mornings (blurred)

Visitors from Turkey waiting to go through customs

Visitors from Turkey waiting to go through customs

A rare day off

A rare day off

Grandpa duties

Grandpa duties

Lunch at Katsaras

Lunch at Katsaras

The coastguard attend the boat fire

The coastguard attend the boat fire

All rubber and plastic :(

All rubber and plastic :(