Monthly Archives: October 2012

Symi, Kardamyli and Cricieth: a short tale of literary connections.

One of the pleasures of travelling is meeting people.  One of pleasures of returning to familiar places is renewing friendships. A conversation with a friend in a taverna on Symi in 2010 sparked my interest in the author Bruce Chatwin.  … Continue reading

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Symi: looking back, connections and a bit of history.

Those who followed my ramblings while I was in Greece may remember photos of a flower which we found growing in profusion on the last walking day on Symi at the beginning of October.   I had no idea what it … Continue reading

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The Llyn Peninsula: looking for variety.

For the last week I have been on a ‘travel and landscape’ writing course at the Welsh National Writers’ Centre at Ty Newydd near Cricieth on the south coast of the Llyn Peninsula, an area of Wales I have never … Continue reading

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Surreal change to Autumn: A backward look from a cold climate to the Hot Rock.

The last few days on Symi were unusually hot and sunny for the end of September and beginning of October but there were signs of Autumn approaching. From Panormitis Monastery on Monday a strange layer of cloud could be seen … Continue reading

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Symi: Perspectives (2)

Monday was completely different from any other day I have spent in Greece.  We hired a car! One of the pleasures of being here has always been that we go everywhere on foot or by bus.  Even my long journey … Continue reading

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