After the Rain

A view from the bridge in Yialos.
The sea is still discoloured from the sand that washed into the harbour with the rain.

Will it rain again?  Fishermen wondering whether to go out or stay in the harbour.  This was the view from my office balcony first thing this morning.  The flags are up for the Independence Day Parade on Monday.  The yellow trucks by the clock tower are waiting for the Diagoras, once again hopelessly delayed by yesterday's Force 9 in the Aegean.  Unfortunately there is more of the same scheduled for later today, just from a different direction, and it looks as though we have a seriously windy weekend ahead of us.

Lemonitissa Church looming over Yialos.  Although this church looks pretty inaccessible, perched on the cliff, it can actually be reached in quite a civilised fashion from the back of the square in Chorio.

The Vapori Bar's deck chairs, stacked outside and awaiting attention.  In the evening the Bella Napoli serves pizza behind the plastic tent on the right.

The Narrow Kafeneion has opened up in the lane parallel to ours.  That is the Albatross Hotel to the left.



Have a good weekend.  I am hoping for some sunshine in the gales so that I can experiment with my new camera.


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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