Monthly Archives: September 2012

Symi: Perspectives

Saturday morning and we walked down to the harbour from the Horio to do bits of shopping but most importantly to buy the ferry tickets for the crossing to Rhodes from where we fly home on Wednesday next. Last year’s … Continue reading

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Symi: getting it wrong

We have been coming to Symi and walking the mountains for over a decade.  I spent 3 months in the summer of 2010 on the island doing the research for writing a walking guide, which is unfortunately still incomplete.   So … Continue reading

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Symi: acclimatisation on the Hot Rock

Symi: acclimatisation It seems that Autumn has well and truly arrived in the UK with temperatures in single figures.  Flying out to the Dodecanese where in the afternoon it is still 30oC is very pleasant but a bit of a … Continue reading

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Symi: to Rhodes and back

Early start to Wednesday.  I was taking the ferry to Rhodes to meet my daughter and her husband at the airport. There was a choice of two, the high speed catamaran at 07.45 and the large Blue Star ferry arriving … Continue reading

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Symi: dead sandals.

Tuesday was earmarked for another good walk, significantly longer than Vigla on Monday but on paths so less arduous. The walk to Agios Emilianos, the monastery on an island connected by a causeway is a long-time favourite.  It’s one that … Continue reading

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Symi: straight to the top of the hot rock.

After a good warm-up walk on Sunday I decided not to pussyfoot around but to take advantage of the fitness I built up on Nisyros and go for one the most strenuous and challenging walks on Symi, to the top … Continue reading

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Symi: on a hot rock

Sunday and what to do!  Having spent many years coming to Symi and walking the mountains and 3 months here in 2010 the “opportunities and possibilities” (quotation from the first series of the Alan Plater Beiderbecke Trilogy, as spoken by … Continue reading

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