Low cloud over Nimos

We've had quite a lively time on Symi this weekend. Friday night saw the opening of Filos Restaurant, a new Symi Visitor venture on the Kali Strata, at the old To Klima. Then down in the harbour there was the annual power boat race which brought all the speed boats and gin palaces from miles around.

Speaking of shipping, it's that time of the year when the wear and tear of a season's heavy schedules is taking its toll on the fleet. The Aegli is limping along on one engine. The Dodecanese Express is out of service for today and tomorrow and the Proteus is out of circulation for the whole week. The Dodecanese Pride is picking up some of the slack so its schedule has also been affected. Please check www.anes.gr or www.12ne.gr regularly for updates.

On the weather front (the question I am asked most often!), it is quite pleasant today in the high twenties with a brisk breeze blowing. Apparently it is gusting Force 8 from the north in the central Aegean but here on Symi, sheltered as we are in the embrace of Asia Minor, it is about a Force 5 and it is still fairly safe to leave umbrellas up. The gulls are back, bobbing benignly on the waves off Mr Tasty's. We saw a few clouds yesterday in the early afternoon and there was low cloud over Nimos at dawn today.

They are showing Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 on ET1 tonight at 21.00 - a reminder that this is the anniversary of the day the world changed. I know I've said this before and I am probably preaching to the converted, but live the life you want to live as you never know when it will be taken away from you and never take tomorrow for granted.

Have a good week.


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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

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