Our End of the Mediterranean

The weather continues stormy and unsettled in our end of the Mediterranean with lots of spring thundershowers and squally downpours alternating with bright sunshine and exceptionally good visibility. Temperatures are slightly lower than is normal for this time of the year as most of the rain has been coming from the north instead of the usual southerly dust storms and mud rain off Africa.   Fortunately the weather was fine for the blessing of the Olive Tree in Chorio on Saturday.  You will find photographs of this on symi-photos.com.
The men from DEH, the Public Power Corporation, are still busy on Symi, installing poles, pylons and transformers. There was a 12 hour powercut on Symi on Sunday and even the mobile phone net work was off the air for much of that time. If the webcam and our emails are a bit haphazard it means that once again we are without electricity.

Something that visitors to Greece often don’t realize is that the best fishing is in the cooler months. This fine example of a yellow-finned tuna (palamida) was plucked from Symi harbour on Friday afternoon by Fotini, the daughter of Dimitri, the original ‘Mr Tasty’. From the water to the grill at Mr Tasty’s taverna is a matter of mere metres – you can’t really get fish fresher than that!

Have a good week.



Anonymous –   – (Tuesday, March 24, 2009)  

We noticed in October that Fotini does spend a lot of time fishing and often enjoyed eating the results.

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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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