|The Greek flag, fluttering proudly from a cliff top overlooking the harbour.|
|Patriotic bunting and children forming up to march to the War Memorial.|
|Someone who knows what he is doing when it comes to fishing...|
|Two taxi drivers, contemplating the fishing prospects. With so little activity in Yialos it is not uncommon to see men setting fish traps or fishing with rod and line around the harbour to pass the time between customers.|
|Cat against the sky, Stavros church parish in Chorio. During a sunny interval yesterday I went for a walk around the old part of Chorio, up round the huddle of churches at the top of the Kataraktis.|
|Black cat, Stavros Church parish in Chorio. The grass on the steps was flattened by torrential rain flowing down the steps the day before.|
The day is dark and heavily overcast but it did not rain on the parade. The cafes around the harbour are now full of happy school children and their parents as it is a day off school. Now that everyone is under cover, no one minds about the threatening rain and big splats are already dotting the paving. In fact they are rapidly turning into a downpour as I write and I have had to close the balcony windows. The weather forecast remains unsettled for the next few days although further shipping disruptions seem unlikely as no strong winds are expected. Temperatures remain around 10 degrees centigrade at night, rising to about 16 degrees centigrade during the day. Although our rain comes from the south, riding on warm air from North Africa, with so many overcast days not much sun is filtering through at the moment and Symi is a lot cooler than it was 10 days ago.
The next holiday is Independence Day which also coincides with the Annunciation on 25 March and that is almost always a sunny day.
Have a good weekend.