Mud Rain

It is cloudy and humid on Symi today and a tepid breeze is flapping the banner against the wall outside. The Symi ferry is running her engines, warming up to depart at 16.00, and the hydrofoil has just come in so there is a lot of bustle going on in our neighbourhood. Speaking of ferries, at present the ANES timetable is rather alarming as although the Proteus is back the Symi car ferry disappears without trace after 15 June, giving the impression that there is no evening boat from Rhodes on a Wednesday and not much else besides. We have been assured that this is because the new boat should come into operation by then but its schedule cannot be publicized until it has been approved by the ministry of the marine. So, don’t panic!

We had a visit from the military this morning in the form of four armed crash boats full of strapping lads which did a turn round the harbour and then roared off in formation. I would put up a photograph if it weren’t for the recollection of what happened to the ‘plane spotters’!

Partly cloudy, warm and humid conditions are expected to prevail this week and there is the promise (threat?) of an occasional muddy sprinkle. We’ve just finished cleaning the windows after last week’s episode. For those of you who don’t know what red rain/mud rain/blood rain looks like, today’s picture is for you! This isn’t a piece of abstract art, it’s a shutter.

Have a good week.


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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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