Hardy Souls


The day started with the rumble of thunder and drumming of rain on the roof – and the disgruntled squawks of poultry complaining at being so rudely awakened in the predawn gloom. Despite purpose built roosts and shelters my Symi hybrid chickens insist upon sleeping on the roofs of their hutches rather than inside, hardy souls that they are.

The Aegli left in a downpour at half past eight and it rained all morning. The sky is starting to clear now as the wind shifts to the north because, oh what a surprise, we have another northerly gale forecast for this weekend and this one is supposed to hit us Friday evening. We are hoping that the Aegli makes it back this afternoon, not least because the February Symi Visitor newspapers are on board.

The accompanying photographs were taken yesterday afternoon, as the rain clouds started to gather. A very different mood to Sunday’s windswept view of Pedi.

Have a good weekend.

Regards,
Adriana

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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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