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

Village walk

Village walk

We’ve gone from being six degrees to 16 in a matter of a couple of days, which means we’ve been able to open our shutters again and enjoy the views, and it means we’ve been able to go out for a walk without having to wrap up in five layers. I went to Yialos yesterday to check for post and didn’t need a jacket. The walk back up the steps was slow and steady, being the first time for a long time, but I managed it without stopping. (Didn’t need to wear the thermals either, so it was a bit of sauna treatment too.) The wander we had around the village the other day came with some extra added delights. Sheep leading the way to the Castro at one point, a friendly neighbour attending to his tree gave us a lemon each, and we were able to sit outside the café afterwards with a reward. All in a day’s wandering.

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