The Weather is Changing

Pedi Bay in the early morning calm.  As the air clears, there are far more rows of hills and mountains visible on the Turkish shore and in the evenings we can see the lights of the small villages and towns along the coast.

Symi's post office is now tucked away in the ground floor of this pretty yellow and pink building in a lane in Yialos instead of sharing a building with the police station at the clock tower.  Much more convenient for all concerned and the post man no longer has to lug heavy mail bags up and down some very steep stairs.

The fresh produce for sale on Symi in the summer comes from all over the world.  The local oranges will only be ripe during the winter.

A typical view from my window at Symi Visitor Accommodation office during the week.

The Friday morning Blue Star, only about an hour late, while the fuel bunkering ship lies off in the distance.

The Greek schools opened this week.  The early morning school run for those children lucky enough to get a lift rather than toil up all those steps usually involves a large motorbike, Daddy balancing the satchels in the foot-well and a miscellany of small children clinging on for dear life behind.  Unfortunately the school teachers have announced rolling strikes from 16 September onwards, in protest at various changes to the educational system that will result in larger classes and teachers being shunted around the country.

The weather is changing and although it is still quite hot at the moment with temperatures in the low thirties, strong north-westerly winds are forecast for this weekend and there is the possibility of rain and thundershowers on Tuesday.  It is time to start remembering to bring things in from outside so that if we have a sudden downpour it is not too much of a panic, rushing about with plastic sheeting.  The tavernas and cafes will start rigging their plastic tents soon.  Fortunately showers at this time of the year are short-lived, although they can be very heavy and turn all the steps into fast flowing waterfalls for a few minutes.  Autumn then turns into a second spring overnight.
Have a good weekend.

Jackie  – (Friday, September 13, 2013)  

Oh no. We are coming net week ....I don't want rain...waaahhhh.

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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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