The Drought Broke

The water ship gliding past a blustery Pedi bay.

Agia Triada at the top of Chorio, from an unusual angle.


The Kastro in the early morning sun.

Profiti Ilias on the slopes of the Vigla

The drought broke at about 9 pm on Wednesday 17 September when a fat cloud rolled across the moon and dumped a large amount of cold water on Symi, just as the new arrivals were disembarking from the Symi II. The rain only lasted twenty minutes but was enough to get the gutters flowing and bring a welcome freshness to the air. Temperatures are now in the twenties, a relief to all of us living and working on Symi after months of sweltering in the thirties and forties.

The weather is expected to remain unsettled for the next few days with isolated showers and some wind. This is normal around the equinox and should clear later in the week. It is not for nothing that late September and early October are popular periods with walkers, photographers, artists, writers and anyone else who wants to take advantage of cooler weather and spectacular scenery. We have also noticed an increasing number of architects visiting the island, interested not just in Symi’s famous neo-classical architecture but also in the way in which ruins are restored and new structures designed to blend in with the existing houses.


I took the accompanying photographs at seven o'clock this morning, just as the sun was climbing over the hills that guard Pedi.

Have a good weekend.

Regards,
Adriana

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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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