Storm Bound on Symi




Sandstorms and equinoctal gales are normal at this time of the year but it is unusual for them to last this long. All shipping has been stopped since Wednesday afternoon.

While this sandstorm runs all the way from north Africa, up the Aegean and into the Black Sea, mainland Greece has had heavy snowfalls and Athens is flooded. Heavy rain is expected to reach us too by tonight.

Is the tourist season really just round the corner?!

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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