A Bit Windy

There’s a chill north wind rumpling the harbour and the vapour trails are blown out into broad ribbons. There are lots of yachts and gulets still around and the Callisto was under our balcony this morning. The photograph shows an interesting little motor yacht that was in Yialos earlier this week.

The children are practising for tomorrow’s Ochi Day parade with much squealing and excitement. It looks as though the weather will be good for the parade, albeit a bit windy, and there is no rain forecast for the next few days.

Up in Chorio work is proceeding apace with the excavations for the new sports complex behind the Taxiarchis hotel. It is important to get this done before the next deluge. As it is the excavations are slowly filling with water draining down from the hillside behind.

The carpet seller has been joined by the boot seller at Kampos corner. The annual migration to Panormitis has already started and when I walk down to the office in the morning I pass the ladies in black, armed with bundles and boxes, waiting for the bus to Panormitis. This is one of the few expeditions where it is not necessary to take bags of paximadia (rusks) – the bakery at Panormitis is famous for them so there is no need to take them from the bakers in Chorio or Yialos.

Have a peaceful weekend.


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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.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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