The Ultimate Rain Dance

The whole of Greece is battening down for a period of intensive bad weather. Thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast country-wide for the whole weekend. Although there are likely to be occasional heavy downpours it is unlikely that this will make much of an impact on the country’s steadily diminishing water reserves. Symi will probably only receive a few light showers but in areas further north warnings have been issued to all the municipalities. Evidently organizing a Clean Up Symi Day counts as the ultimate rain dance! On the bright side, the weather system should have passed over us by Sunday afternoon when the teams set off from Chorio at 16.00.

In the Pedi valley the hay has been baled and the sheep have come down from the mountain for the summer. The gentle tinkle of sheep-bells as the neighbour’s flock browses on my bougainvillea and jasmine through the fence has become a regular feature of the early mornings until they are frightened off by the whistling of the kettle.

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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