Force 8 Northerly Expected

The rain is supposed to catch up with us again tonight but at the moment it is clear with a brisk northerly breeze. Snow is forecast for high ground in much of Greece over the next 24 hours, with a significant drop in temperatures for all areas and a force 8 northerly expected in the Aegean tomorrow.

The dock workers’ strike in Pireaus shows no signs of being defused and the implications are starting to be felt throughout the country as unopened containers mount up and goods from other parts of Europe and the rest of the world accumulate. According to the Athens News the tailback of trucks was already 18 kilometres long on Thursday.

Yesterday a flotilla of sailing yachts passed through Yialos. Today, the rather ugly grey megayacht in the photograph. No, it isn’t a naval vessel. It just looks like one!

Have a quiet week. I’m going to Rhodes on Wednesday, weather permitting, to do my Christmas shopping.


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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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