>> Monday, September 22, 2014 – cruise ships, hunting season, life on Symi in September, Pedi Bay, rain in September, Symi Animal Welfare cat feeding program
|A bustling morning in Yialos. There is a cruise ship lying off Nimborio at the moment and the guests are being brought ashore in the lighters such as the one on the right.|
|Taxi boats heading for the beaches.|
|The downstairs of this building is a carpenter's workshop but upstairs, which was a merchant's office, has been boarded up for years since the old man died.|
|Most of the ruins on the Kali Strata have been restored in recent years but these two remain to capture the imagination.|
|A scrap of a kitten in Lieni. Symi, like many places in Greece, has a flourishing feral cat population. In the summer there is plenty of food around but pickings are leaner in the winter and that is when Symi Animal Welfare's admirable feeding scheme comes into play. If you have any loose change when you pop into our office, please put it into the collection box on my desk. Volunteers feed the cats several times a week at various feeding stations around the island throughout the winter so even when there is nothing to be found in the bins there is still something to keep them going.|
|The early morning sun creeping over hill at Milos. That is the vast roof of the new undercover sports'facility in the foreground.|
|Homer's rosy-fingered dawn touching Pedi bay.|
The Panagia Skiadeni is still out of commission and Dodecanese Seaways are issuing schedules on a weekly basis at the moment. The on line schedule is not often updated to reflect new developments which can be very confusing but the on line ticket sales system seems to be up to date so it is best to check there. If you prebook your tickets on line and there is any change the shipping company will then notify you. Andy is doing his best to post regular updates on his travel blog whenever new information becomes available and we also post updates on our Symi Visitor Accommodation Facebook page.
Have a good week.