Ice on the Puddles

It has been an extremely stormy weekend. The overcast conditions on Friday rapidly deteriorated into a succession of violent thunderstorms and heavy downpours on Friday night. On Saturday we woke up to a shipping ban as there was a Force 10 gale blowing in the Aegean. Here on Symi the wind was a strong easterly which always brings rain, sweeping into Pedi and Yialos in torrents and making both bays very rough.

Sunday has been showery but at least the wind is dropping locally and some shipping has resumed. The long term forecast is strong northerly winds in the Aegean with more snow and sleet for the rest of the country. Here on Symi we are reasonably sheltered from strong north winds but will notice a drop in temperatures as the week progresses and may well see ice on the puddles.

It is that time of the year when anyone setting forth from home has to be prepared for the possibility of getting stuck and not being able to get back to Symi.

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.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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