Blue Skies Ahead

After a few squally days the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the light crisp and clear. As I was walking down the Kali Strata this morning I was passed by a steady stream of walkers of all shapes, sizes and ages heading for the hills. The weather forecast for this week shows nothing but blue skies ahead and at this time of the year that means exceptionally good visibility in all directions from the top of the island. Rhodes, Tilos, Nissyros and sometimes even Kos can be seen from various view points, not to mention Datca, the Knidos peninsula and the Turkish coastline around Bozburun. It is well worth the hike up to Kokkimides for the views.

Down in the harbour the end of season migration from the islands has begun and some houses are already shut up for the winter. The pessimists and realists can be recognized by the plastic sheeting nailed over doors and shutters on the side of the prevailing weather, often with plastic bags and parcel tape securely wrapped around outside light fittings.

The big Piraeus ferry, the Milena passed through Yialos this morning, bringing carpet sellers and duvet hawkers – a sure sign of the changing season.

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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