Sunday morning started with a clap of thunder at day break and a mad dash to get the laundry in as the first rain drops pattered on the roof. Fortunately with the weird weather we’ve had this year our rain water catchment pipes were still in place and we were able to benefit from the 7 mm of rain we received in a succession of brief showers which only cleared at midday. It is quite windy today but clear and it looks as though it will remain so for the rest of the week.

On the shipping front, the Aegli has broken down so the Symi II has been doing her routes for two days. The Proteus put in an unscheduled appearance this morning as the Symi was full and lo, the King Saron is also back in operation. ANES say that it is more than likely that the Symi will continue with its existing route for a few more weeks but they haven’t actually put the timetable up on their website or amended the one at their office as this is not actually confirmed yet.

The posters are starting to go up around the town for the Symi Festival and the program brochures should be available from the town hall from tomorrow. Please note, the program of events which we have put up on our forum is translated from the schedule emailed to us by the town hall on 8 June and we do know from past experience that events are subject to change so please don’t plan your holidays around any specific event or performer as you may be disappointed. Films don’t turn up, performers change their schedules or get sick, boats break down, surprise events take place that no one ever anticipated. Serendipity is the name of the game!

Posters are put up around the town a day or so before each event and are also publicized by means of announcements on the town tannoy system. All events are at 9 pm unless otherwise stated and are free. Most events take place in the town square or St John’s church yard unless otherwise stated.

Have a happy 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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