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Oct 4, 2012 - Symi Town

Symi is a picturesque harbour with restored and tiered sea captains' houses in the Northern European style. The population now is around 2600 but at the beginning of the 20th century it was 22,500 with a strong ship building industry that launched 500 ships a year. Now it is mainly a tourist destination as it is a very short ferry trip from Rhodes. Anchoring in these harbours can be a huge challenge. The plan is to start dropping the anchor in the middle and run the stern to the harbour wall. Getting the anchor up is also a challenge as...

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