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Re: Rocky Chorio Show

Postby silverfox » 03 Jul 2019, 21:55

Tuesday 2nd July

It's the final countdown

Our last day and Liz is again up before me. She has perked up after her day of rest.

It’s Liz’s birthday so she opened the few cards she had brought out with her. It is also our 37th Wedding anniversary so we plan a nice lunch as we don’t want to have a late evening and feel rubbish on our journey back home.

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On the way to the windmills looking back


After coffee, I am up and out up over the windmills once again a slow walk down the road to the harbour, litter picking as I go, taking in the view.

There is a nice breeze this morning. The bus, bringing Liz down, just passes me into Yialos. As we pass Jordana at To Spitiko we ask her to save our favourite table on the old side of the taverna for lunch later. A nice coffee break in soft seats before heading round for a sit in the sun on a bench in front of Elpedas. Liz of course looks in all the shops as we go.

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Selling their wares


We were entertained by two boats trying to sort out their anchors and the Panagia Skiadeni appeared to make a slower than usual berth as it had less room to swing around into the harbour. Finally free, both boats left, no doubt late for wherever they were heading.

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Sorting out the anchors


We are soon sat in To Spitiko where we shared a wonderful Potato Salad, which had tiny cornichons, capers, spring onions and grated carrot, potato in a lovely dressing of lemon and olive oil. We both followed this with a superb sea bream all washed down with a litre of house white wine.

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Potato salad To Spitiko style


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Sea Bream


We said our farewells to Jordana and I headed up the road for the last time. Liz had a last trip up with Lakis in his yellow bus.

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Saying goodbye to Jordana


It was good to see the Symi street cleaner also cleaning up the road. I’ve done my bit to help picking up well over 100 pieces of mostly bottles and cans. I feel quite proud of this and its not really been a bind.

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Cleaning the road


I take one last pause to take in one of my favourite views and It's the moment I think that our holiday is nearly over.

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One last pause to take it all in!


I call at the apartment and have a quick change before our final session in the Rainbow Bar with Gwen & Pete, Colette, Toby & Neil all coming to say farewell, Neil presents me and Liz with a lucky bag each for our special day and I pose with the sun glasses from my gift!

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Caption Competition....


We left with hugs all round and no doubt we will see you all again soon. We also say our farewell to Yianni who will no doubt sell a little less beer now we are leaving.

Back at no 24 we have the last 15 minutes of the sun before packing and a few Metaxa nightcaps on the balcony before an early night in preparation for the long trip home tomorrow.

It sounds sad but we can only be grateful to have found this heaven on earth!

:) :) :)
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Re: Rocky Chorio Show

Postby Gemma1 » 04 Jul 2019, 09:29

A bonus post :D I wasn't sure if there would be another update after seeing the pictures of you leaving Symi on Facebook yesterday. Hope Liz had a lovely birthday, I can't think of a better place to spend it - though as my birthday is in November perhaps Goa is a better choice at that time of year ;)

"It sounds sad but we can only be grateful to have found this heaven on earth!" It doesn't sound sad at all, I think we all agree that Symi is wonderful :D. I made the decision to go to Crete in September instead of Symi but with the great blogs on here, Toby's daily updates and all the pictures on Facebook I'm wondering how I will survive! Thanks again for such a great blog and I'm already looking forward to D&E returning in September :)
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Re: Rocky Chorio Show

Postby silverfox » 04 Jul 2019, 18:12

Wednesday 3rd July

Farewell My Lovely

There is a national ferry strike today in Greece so none of the government funded ferries are operating but the people at Olympic have found a way of taking us off the Island using the Anes Sebeco.

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Anes Sebeco


It’s worked out well as we get an extra few hours in bed.

We are both up at 6am, and I manage to take a few photos of the magical sunrise across Pedi Bay.

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Sunrise across Pedi Bay


A quick shower and do our last minute packing before being picked up at the bottom of the lane. One other couple were waiting with us on their first visit and quizzing them about their stay they had enjoyed it so much they had already been searching deals and planning a return.

Nancy, the Olympic rep was waiting down by the harbour giving us our ticket for the trip across to Rhodes.

We have a few moments to see the harbour in the morning light and I take a few last photos. You can’t help getting a few good ones in a setting like this.

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Last few minutes on Symi


We set sail on time, with Neil & Toby waving us off from their home balcony but I can never pick them out.

I video our departure as we leave Symi with a sad feeling but with hope and desire to be back soon.

Farewell magic little rock!

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Farewell Symi


The bus is waiting in Rhodes and we are whisked to the Anixis apartments where we partake of a Full English and a beer. Not brilliant but served a purpose.

I managed a little work (word used loosely) on catching up on the blog before heading to the Airport to find that the flight is delayed for 1 hour 50 minutes giving me even more time on the blog.

We are glad to get onboard from the busy airport but we are allocated different seats about 12 rows apart but after take off managed to get seats together and the Captain makes up a little time up and we land at Manchester at 6.20pm.

A long walk to passport control but by the time we got through it was only a few minutes before our cases appeared and we were off back across The Snake Pass to Sheffield.

Now updating after a day back at work!

Steps taken: 180,986

Not as much as I would have liked but not too bad seeing I needed a stick to walk only a couple of weeks before the holiday.

Would we stay at Taxiarchis again? Yes it’s in a great location if you struggle walking and want to stay up in the village.

We have so enjoyed, yet again, our time on the special little rock with wonderful friends that we have made in our many trips.

For anyone thinking of going you won’t regret it.

I’ll quote myself:

“You have to breath, feel and eat Symi” (eat © D&E) :D

Until we return!

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To you Symi
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Re: Rocky Chorio Show

Postby silverfox » 04 Jul 2019, 18:22

Gemma1 wrote:A bonus post :D I wasn't sure if there would be another update after seeing the pictures of you leaving Symi on Facebook yesterday. Hope Liz had a lovely birthday, I can't think of a better place to spend it - though as my birthday is in November perhaps Goa is a better choice at that time of year ;)

"It sounds sad but we can only be grateful to have found this heaven on earth!" It doesn't sound sad at all, I think we all agree that Symi is wonderful :D. I made the decision to go to Crete in September instead of Symi but with the great blogs on here, Toby's daily updates and all the pictures on Facebook I'm wondering how I will survive! Thanks again for such a great blog and I'm already looking forward to D&E returning in September :)


Thank you so much Gemma Liz had a great day.

We are hoping for another "cheeky week" in September but with the prices at the moment we may have to rely on D&E for our fix, presuming they make it themselves. Have you got it booked D&E?

It would be great to get a few posts from others. You don't have to work on a long blog....a few posts will keep us going!

For anyone else due to go soon enjoy yourseves, it's hard not to!

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Re: Rocky Chorio Show

Postby D and E » 04 Jul 2019, 19:05

A huge thank you for a brilliant two weeks of blogging and the most fantastic photos.
We were laughing out loud at the last post - “and eat” - copyright :D
We haven’t booked yet and are still monitoring.
This last week if we had booked last Sunday with Olympic to head over on Wednesday we could have had 14 days at Irini down in Yialos for circa £800 for us both :o so the waiting game looks like it pays off but have we the bottle to leave it that close :?:
Still looking at the independent option of flights and Booking.com / Airbnb.
Somehow we will get there.
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Re: Rocky Chorio Show

Postby silverfox » 04 Jul 2019, 19:51

D and E wrote:A huge thank you for a brilliant two weeks of blogging and the most fantastic photos.
We were laughing out loud at the last post - “and eat” - copyright :D
We haven’t booked yet and are still monitoring.
This last week if we had booked last Sunday with Olympic to head over on Wednesday we could have had 14 days at Irini down in Yialos for circa £800 for us both :o so the waiting game looks like it pays off but have we the bottle to leave it that close :?:
Still looking at the independent option of flights and Booking.com / Airbnb.
Somehow we will get there.


Thanks D&E!

We are doing the same already.

After a day back at work your "eat ©" can't come soon enough!
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Re: Rocky Chorio Show

Postby Yvettelee » 04 Jul 2019, 21:03

Loved reading your blogs and it was made extra special as found you are from Sheffield same as us. We go back in 8 weeks, our 10th visit on the trot. As you say its like going home. But I was very saddened to hear about the death of the father of the Comfies. We spend most of our time in there, as its our meeting place of friends we have made in Symi oh and when we get of the water taxi from the beach. Its our favourite and we are always made so welcome there. It will be so strange with him not sat there. Anyway thank you again for your blog and photos.
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Re: Rocky Chorio Show

Postby silverfox » 04 Jul 2019, 21:22

Yvettelee wrote:Loved reading your blogs and it was made extra special as found you are from Sheffield same as us. We go back in 8 weeks, our 10th visit on the trot. As you say its like going home. But I was very saddened to hear about the death of the father of the Comfies. We spend most of our time in there, as its our meeting place of friends we have made in Symi oh and when we get of the water taxi from the beach. Its our favourite and we are always made so welcome there. It will be so strange with him not sat there. Anyway thank you again for your blog and photos.


Thanks Yvettelee.

Yes they were very quiet when they re-opened at the soft/comfy seats but they need to make most of the season too. We will carry on giving our custom when there.

We even met a lady on Symi, only last week, who lived on the same street I was born on in Sheffield. Small world indeed.

Enjoy your holiday and we hope you find time to post a few updates....we all love the Symi fix!

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