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Greece:  Symi spring

Having made the most of the snow in the unusually prolonged winter (the last blog post) my intended trip to Greece and Spring was brought forward by a few weeks. The sudden and unexpected death of a very good friend … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: peace and tranquillity at the end of summer

I finished my summer in Greece  with a short stay on Kalymnos.  Its population of 16,000, making it the third most populous island in the Dodecanese group after Rhodes and Kos, is considerably increased in the summer by tourists.   However, … Continue reading

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Symi: a floriferous walk down the valley

Those who were on Symi over the winter tell me that the winter was the wettest they can remember. After a cloudy and cool start to my stay on the island the last few days have been sunny and increasingly … Continue reading

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From Grey Britain to Greek sunshine: looking forward

Into March now, in theory the beginning of spring.  Despite the occasional day of sunshine it’s still mostly grey, wet and cold. Not much sign of the weather warming up significantly but my focus has shifted. I’ve reluctantly turned my … Continue reading

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Symi: a last look back to Spring

Time to confess.  Though I have continued to write the blog posts about walks on Symi, for the last couple of weeks I have been back in Grey Britain. I returned for grandchildren’s birthdays, have been catching up with family … Continue reading

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Kalymnos: colour and signals in the crags

I’m back on Symi now, very busy trekking and photographing in the mountains with a  friend.  Some unusual shots to follow.  A good number of  ‘Wow!’ moments. But first, a brief snapshot of Kalymnos and more particularly of Emborios, a … Continue reading

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Symi: more Spring colour

I’ve been away for a few days staying with friends at the northern tip of Kalymnos the fourth most populous island in the Dodecanese but in an internet ‘Not-Spot’ with very limited access to WiFi thanks to OTE, the main … Continue reading

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