The Sun is Out

The sun is out and Symi is steaming in the September sunshine. While other parts of Greece have experienced disastrous floods and mudslides, Symi received 25 mm of rain and the whole island looks freshly washed. The cars and bikes have lost the summer’s dust and the trees have revived visibly. Perennial grasses are already regreening and seeds are germinating in the damp earth. Window boxes and tubs are once again full of bright flowers and the bunches of fresh parsley and dill at the grocer’s are the perkiest they have looked in months. Temperatures are in the high twenties.
Down in the harbour it is business as usual for the water taxis and excursion boats as Symi’s many late season visitors make the most of the improved weather to resume enjoying their holidays. Many regular visitors have commented that it is the first time they have ever experienced rain on Symi, despite visiting the island at more or less the same time every year, which all goes to show just how unusual sustained rain in September is on Symi. The next weather system is forecast to pass to the north of us, as is normal for this time of the year, and it may be a good month before we next see rain on the island.
The children are all back at school, laden with books for the new academic year. The students have also left the island to return to campuses in Rhodes and further afield. Symi has suddenly become very grown up and looking out of my office window the island seems quite sedate and very quiet.

Have a good week.



Norman Askew  – (Thursday, September 17, 2009)  

Gopod news abouut the weather forecast - especially for the next few weeks! :0)

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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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