Spring Finery

International Women’s Day dawned grey and blustery on Symi and the Blue Star Diagoras has just come in about 5 hours late, en route to Rhodes and Kastellorizon.  There was a good turnout for the Dodecanese Day parade yesterday and everyone then settled down to an afternoon of grilling souvlaki and sausages out of the wind for Tsiknopempti.  The long term weather forecast remains unsettled with lots more squally showers expected for the weekend and next week. The satellite picture on the BBC this morning was an endless progression of fronts from here to the North Atlantic, an impression reiterated by SKAI, one of the Greek television channels.  While the weather might not be as bright as we might wish the lengthening days and slowly rising temperatures have woken up the dormant deciduous trees in the Pedi Valley and the apricot trees have started to flower.  The orange and lemon trees are laden with rapidly ripening fruit and trusses of fragrant blossom.

Many thanks to Neil from Symi Dream for loaning me a spare camera to tide me over the gap until I can replace mine.  Now I need to have a sunny interval to take some photographs of Symi in her spring finery.

Have a good weekend.


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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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