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Symi: going wild

I was discharged from hospital on Rhodes on a Wednesday, six days after having been rushed there by a combination of ambulances and fast coastguard cutter.  Engine management system rebooted, once again firing on all four cylinders, on the Tuesday … Continue reading

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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: change of season, change of focus

I’m back on the Hot Rock now.  Straight from Cool Britannia to temperatures in the high 20s.  Locals say that the weather is bizarre for June.  Before I arrived there was a thunderstorm with very heavy rain overnight and strong … Continue reading

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From Symi to Kalymnos: from peace and quiet to tranquility

On my one full day on Symi I walked across the island to Agios Vasilios, a bay on the far side with a tiny monastery nestled into the cliffs.  It was always a favourite with my late wife and I … Continue reading

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