Saturday, 28 September 2013

Into Town, Symi Comics and Sun Both Ends of the Day

After last night's earlier night, we were awake in time to see dawn breaking over the Pedi valley.
We were up and out quite early (for us). Went past the Village Hotel. 
Down the Kalistrata for the first time this trip - good tester for my recovering knee, which held up OK. Still plenty of grand projects down the steps to be taken on… 
Down in Yialos, spotted these Symi-centric comics in the stationery shop. 
Did some shopping and rewarded ourselves with a coffee at Agialos, watching the Poseidon pull out on a day trip and the various comings and goings of people and vehicles.
Went to catch the bus back up to the Chorio as the Symi pulled into port, laden with lots of day trippers from Rhodes. 
Up at the kiosk, Su was taken by this as a desirable vehicle! 
Had a very relaxing afternoon - I practiced some songs ahead of tonight's playing at the Sunrise with George while Su sketched. On the way out for a constitutional walk later in the afternoon.
Looking up at the Vigla. 
This chimney on top of the oven looked like a face to me 
Ladder support Symi style - Health & Safety gone mad:-)! 
Decorations on this second-floor-to-be pillar.
The before and after example of chimney bell tower painting. 
We found ourselves up at the Rainbow, where we met up with several people and I found this sign in the men's loo. It's all too true as people here survive on what they collected in their sternas last winter, or else rely on the water boat from Rhodes for the town supply - which does run out on occasion in the high season. 
On the way back to our apartment, caught the last of the sun's rays on the side of the valley. 
This day a year ago, we went back to Nimborio on the boat under quite cloudy skies before - along with other performers - George and I played at a benefit for the Syrian refugees detained in the police station. My new guitar's first outing!
Su's news story of the day (BBC website - click on the title for the full story):

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