Well, actually, one October Symi sky. Yesterday morning’s sky to be exact at around dawn, which was itself around 6.45 when we left the house to go for a quick jog around the village.
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Clouds at dawn[/caption]
Rather, up the steps to the top road, and then keep on running all the way up the hill (apart from two steep corners) to the Kantina where, around 07.00, I felt slightly less round but rather out of breath. So, we ran back down again and around the corners back to the top road where we didn’t hang around but headed home for a round of toast. No actually, it was eggs on spinach, prepared by Neil, but on a round plate. And that’s enough of the around usage for one paragraph.
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Commuting to work, Symi style[/caption]
There are fewer and fewer people around each day now (stop it!) as folk leave for the winter. Some long-stayers have left, some remain for a few more days and then it will be back to the locals and winter visitors only. The weather is cooling down with strong winds in the offing. We are hoping that Sunday stays bad-weather-free as we’re planning to walk up to Agios Dimitrios on the slopes below the ancient castro in the area called Karro.
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A little later, looking down to Pedi[/caption]
I think this is the church that Neil and I found one summer holiday when completely lost. We were heading to St Emilianos using a guide book and somehow took the wrong turning out of Roukouniotis. We eventually ran out of road and so made our own way up to the top of the hill to see where we were. We could see our destination so simply headed for it. This did involve scrambling down a few cliff faces, which is not the kind of thing we’d advise, and we ended up in the bay at Ghaidhouromadra, as marked on the new Symi map I have, where it also shows a tower (must investigate one day). From there we ran around the coast, somehow, to make it to the boats on time and climbed aboard the Diagoras just as it was about to leave. The full story can be found in one of my books somewhere…
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You can see that other boats rushed to assist.[/caption]
Anyway, there’s a morning’s ramble for you. Other news? Well, there was a fire on a boat out at sea the other day and Neil got some photos and someone was rescued but not badly hurt, and no one, even the news channels, seems to know the exact story, so no point in speculating. The Rainbow Bar is closed on Sunday for the name day, at least during the day; will probably be open in the evening. And Neil has started bringing things back form the shop, starting to clear it out. Only another week or so to go.