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Living on a Greek island

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Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

New five aside football pitch

New five aside football pitch

This evening the new five aside football pitch will be officially opened and dedicated to the memory of Wendy Wilcox who, through Solidarity Symi, did so much for the younger people of the island. This will be at 6pm. Both football pitches were devastated by the storm last November 13th, and the larger pitch is still to be repaired.

It’s a bit of a cheap link, but one way to get to the football pitches is via the Pedi valley and, as Neil took some shots of the route last time he went that way, here are some photos. (Sorry to be so brief again today, but I’ve a lot going on and not much time or energy to think of anything else.)

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A Couple of Updates

A Couple of Updates

We were in Yialos on Sunday and discovered that there is a new boat connection planned. I don’t have all the details yet, and I’m not sure if they have been finalised, so don’t take this as gospel. But, we may soon have a local ferry that will leave Symi for Rhodes in the morning, come back and then do the trip again later, returning to overnight on Symi. That will be a great help for the tour operators and guests trying to get here, not to mention the morning crossing to Rhodes which, at the moment, you can only do three times per week.

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Still in Yialos, I’ve also learned that the new laundry in the narrow street running from the Harani Bar to Sarantis Stationery Shop, have restored the public toilets male & female, and showers are also now available. Handy for everyone by the sound of it.

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As for my news… There isn’t any really. We had cloud and rain over the weekend but not as badly as they did in Rhodes by all accounts. Half an hour of that and then the sun came out again, then it clouded over but didn’t rain, and the wind got up, then it was back to normal in no time. As the old postcard used to say, ‘We get some kind of weather here all the time.’ Yesterday was sunny/cloudy/cooler/warmer, so the weather’s clearly not quite made up its mind what it’s doing. Mind you, when I say cooler, I mean back down to 29 or something.

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