The Meltemi has Arrived

The meltemi has arrived, bringing a welcome drop in temperatures. Everyone I spoke to on the way to work this morning commented on how pleasant it was to have a decent night's sleep for the first time in weeks. This same brisk breeze has, however, confined the Aegli to port, as well as the water taxis and excursion boats, and there is a huddle of yachts in Yialos, struggling with suicidal gangplanks and fender chafe.

Pachos is busy and a cosmopolitan conversational mix of Italian, French and Greek is drifting up through the open window. The Proteus has just come in, bringing a crowd of heavily laden young back packers. A mule train is joggling by. The view from my window is a lively one indeed.


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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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