Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Lantana Selection, Ship Maintenance and Dinky!

Here's Dinky! She's the little kitten who took refuge here last Autumn, and who we hoped would survive. She's done better than that - now grown up, she's been adopted here and sleeps on our terrace in the morning.
Up earlier than I'd have liked, to see the first of many of these early morning views down to Pedi Bay.
Later on, we walked down to Yialos via the village pharmacy - on its last day as Su found out because it's moving down to the harbour (to the former Co-op bank). I admired this industrial distribution apparatus for power supply.
The first of many lantana plants spotted today.
Convulvulus - or blue bindweed, as I tend to think of it. Pretty flowers, though.
Spooky decoration on the front of this bike… think it's from the film, The Crow.
Down in Yialos, this cone is well on its way to becoming a bollard!
Sailing slowly into port came Loyalist!
The crew of the Symi taking advantage of down time in harbour to do some maintenance work. Bit scary with the ramp actually dipping into the water  especially as we noticed later on that the opposite side was also wide open and we could see right through the boat!
Time to paint the chains holding the ramp - note the departure time by Rollex.
We caught the bus over to Pedi and had a very pleasant lunch at Katsaras  - the only taverna open down there at the moment. Going for a walk afterwards, noticed this old sign indicating previous facilities.
Not sure quite what these facilities are, although the sign being fixed to the back of a telephone box suggested that the Greek version of Superman might be involved:-)
Another variety of lantana.
This oleander ws an unusual pale pink - not the much more common bright shade.
A final variety of lantana.
We walked around the bay by the unfinished marina, and admired this use of a hole in the hillside - I hope it's used for storage, rather than as a dwelling.
The skies had hazed over, so we didn't have any beach time today.
This day a year ago, I was awake very early to spot this sunrise over Pedi Bay at the start of our last full day on Symi for that trip.

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