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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby SueO » 14 Aug 2015, 09:53

Thanks Allan for the lovely pics - please keep them coming!

Weather dismal here in Yorkshire today although we seem to have missed the worst of the rain so far. Actually, although we've had a miserable summer, it's been quite dry in the east of the county and my garden was looking forward to a proper drenching. Hey ho! It'll do whatever it does and moaning won't help. At least Symi is under 5 weeks away now!

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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 14 Aug 2015, 10:12

SueO wrote:Weather dismal here in Yorkshire today

I know Sue! ;) There's plenty of rain in the west of the county so my garden has had a good drenching.


I hope this will brighten up your dismal day a little:

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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby SueO » 14 Aug 2015, 11:25

Thanks Allan.

I'm just off for a swim at my local spa/fitness centre but it won't compare with swimming at St. Nicks. Maybe if I shut my eyes and try not to smell the chlorine I can pretend I'm there!

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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby D and E » 15 Aug 2015, 11:17

I must admit I don't visit the Forum as often as I should.
The Symi Visitor site is still my home page on my browser.
It used to be so easy then to use the link to the Forum.
When the new Forum was introduced I think the link was broken.
Perhaps if it was fixed we might see an increase in chat ?
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby D and E » 15 Aug 2015, 11:21

You must have stood on the rocks to get that shot of St.Nicks Allan - a corker.

Our favourite spot - haven't missed a trip on George's boat - ever.

The fresh fish for lunch in May was memorable.

Not long till we return in October.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 15 Aug 2015, 12:18

D and E wrote:When the new Forum was introduced I think the link was broken.
Perhaps if it was fixed we might see an increase in chat ?

I couldn't agree more! I've been asking Mike the webmaster to change the link since last December but he hasn't got round to it yet. Maybe one day....

And yes, I was stood on the rocks right at the end of St Nick's beach to get the picture. It is a lovely view from up there and, as you say, the food at the taverna is lovely.
I have a short video clip of one of the harbour taxi boats arriving at the beach. I'll dig it out to post here in a little while.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Gemma1 » 16 Aug 2015, 08:41

All my pictures of St Nick's are taken from the Pedi side - looking down from the top of the steps before you walk down, I must try to get a different view this year.

I do agree about the link for the chat page. I have been much better at checking for new posts recently but it was much easier when the chat page was on the same site as the webcam :)
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 16 Aug 2015, 11:29

Found the video clip.

See if you can spot the point at which the boat's wake reaches the part of the beach I was kneeling on. :D

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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby D and E » 16 Aug 2015, 13:15

Excellent work as usual Allan - thanks.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Eliza » 16 Aug 2015, 16:54

Oops ! Did you get wet ? Thanks Allan posting your lovely pics has brought more people to the forum. I would put a smilie on but don't know how.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 16 Aug 2015, 18:02

Oh yes, I got wet Eliza!

I was half kneeling, half sitting on the beach to get a nice low angle shot of the boat arriving. Concentrating on trying to see the camera screen against the bright sunlight I didn't see the boat's wake heading my way. :D

At least it doesn't take long to get dry again on Symi in the summer.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 18 Aug 2015, 11:37

To Steno.

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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Olga » 18 Aug 2015, 17:14

It's pouring with rain in Durham, and I have just turned the heating on!! The temperature on Symi is 36 degrees. I have just spent ten minutes trying to cheer myself up by looking at Allans lovely pictures and repeating mantra style "6 more weeks, 6 more weeks", can't come soon enough.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby plee » 18 Aug 2015, 23:24

Same here Olga in Hexham. Cannot quite believe that I am sorting out my holiday clothes with the heating on.. 4 weeks to go is my mantra!
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby SueO » 19 Aug 2015, 07:22

Yes, wood burner lit last night to warm up the house and dry out damp walls (old cottage).

4 weeks for us too. So glad the forum has livened up - lovely pics and confirmation that Symi is still there and waiting for us!

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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 20 Aug 2015, 10:15

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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby sootyandsweep » 21 Aug 2015, 08:35

:o Jeezmachreest - my wee cat Sooty was sitting on my knee as i looked at the pics but fled big time when the pic of the cat came on screen - poor S ;) oots is now under my bed and not sure if he wants to come out!
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 22 Aug 2015, 13:51

At least Sooty has a nice bed to hide under. Symi cats have to find a safe place where they can.....


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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby sootyandsweep » 24 Aug 2015, 09:04

;) And well i know it Allan and always donate when on Symi and send to the Animal Welfare when i can.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 24 Aug 2015, 09:32

Enough cat pictures for now. Back to the lovely Symi views...


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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Sue L » 24 Aug 2015, 09:59

Thanks for all the lovely photos Allan looking forward to Wednesday 05:55 flight from Manchester :shock: but it will be worth it when we get there
Yes it is quiet on the forum, needs the link to the Symi Visitor page I don't go to the page as often as I used to when the link was there.
I'll try and post more
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Joe Le Taxi » 24 Aug 2015, 11:51

Sue O
You may recall the time when the horror movie was being made.I was the one sitting at Yiannis Rainbow bar with the blood soaked shirt and my pint of Mythos on the table.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Allan » 24 Aug 2015, 13:14

Ah, yes, the dreaded crack of dawn flights :shock:

I don't miss those one tiny bit since moving to weekend afternoon flights. The disadvantage of course is that it means a night on Rhodes on the way out and a very late arrival on the way back. At least you'll arrive on Symi the day you travel Sue and get back home at a sensible hour.

I'll be about 10 days behind you. Don't drink all the Mythos before I arrive!
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby SueO » 25 Aug 2015, 07:11

Right Joe LT - no problem in recognising you then - I'll look out for the bloodstains. Seeing as nearly everyone has a pint of Mythos in front of them at the Rainbow that won't be so much help ;)

I'm with you there Allan. Our Leeds flight departs at 9am which is quite early enough for us and, as I've mentioned before, we've opted to leave the island a day early rather than drag ourselves out of bed to catch the 6.30am ferry. Hey Ho! none of us are as young as we used to be and, for us, the need for comfort is definitely starting to win out over adventure! Won't stop us visiting Symi one way or another though.
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Re: Why so quiet??

Postby Gemma1 » 25 Aug 2015, 07:26

Glad I'm not going on the 0555 flight from Manchester this year. After catching the late night train from Leeds and spending several hours at Manchester waiting for check in to open I was falling asleep by the time the ferry came to take us to Symi lol. Of course a couple of glasses of wine in the Sunrise soon perked me up. Not sure how the afternoon flight will work out and it does mean I won't arrive on Symi until Thursday but we will see.

The LBA flight times are much better and more convenient but unfortunately it worked out about £200 dearer than flying from Manchester :shock:

Happy holidays to all of you flying out soon :D
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