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Symi: not-so-wild walks

Well, I made it to Symi.  At first the weather was great, sunny with temperatures mid to high twenties.  One day it dropped to a chilly low twenties with heavy overnight rain depositing half of the Sahara on the island.  … Continue reading

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Symi: back to a waterhole in the desert

During the summer on Symi and the other islands I visited, I went walking in the mountains every day.  Since I have been home I have been out very little even though I live at the edge of the Brecon … Continue reading

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Symi: a trek into the past

I’m fascinated by deserted settlements.  They show the stark effects of seismic economic shifts, technological development, and climate change.  They can also show how people lived decades ago.  Whenever I am on Tilos I visit and write about the deserted … Continue reading

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Symi, Tilos, The Mani:  rock with an edge!

I was introduced to rock climbing more years ago than I’m prepared to admit, though I will own up to being 13 at the time.  I remember it vividly, not because it was exhilarating but because it was traumatic. It … Continue reading

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From Rhodes to Symi: new beginnings and a whiff of death.

No problem getting to Rhodes’ Colonna harbour for the 08.30 high speed cat to Symi , nor in buying a ticket (more about which in a later blog …. maybe).  On the way it was heart warming to see a … Continue reading

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