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Symi:  A bit of colour

One of the effects of climate change which, despite what some may say, scientific evidence shows overwhelmingly is not a myth, is increased unpredictability in the weather.  Even on the Greek islands you can’t assume that usual climate patterns will … Continue reading

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Symi: a gorge walk

Since I arrived back on Symi nearly two weeks ago I have been setting out for walks at midday in order to get myself acclimatised to walking in the heat ready for longer treks when noon temperatures would be difficult … Continue reading

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Symi: the month of the thyme

One of the things we have always loved about trekking around the mountains on Symi, is the smell of herbs.  Whole mountainsides are swathed in sage, oregano or thyme.  Rarely all three together except in small patches, usually one is … Continue reading

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Symi: habitats and wildlife

I’m continuing to trek around the infrequently trodden parts of Symi and continuing to be surprised by the variety of colourful plant life.  It’s not in great swathes like on other islands I have visited in Spring but the number … Continue reading

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Symi: to the other side of the island

It isn’t often that I contradict myself so quickly.  Not that I’ve changed my mind, just that I’m putting a different slant on things.  In the last blog I disparaged the old Taoist saying that “the journey is the reward”, … Continue reading

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