|The ducks investigating some interesting bits on the customs house slipway.|
|This bizarre arrangement is to provide solar and wind power to batteries to power two small electric outboard motors. No, it is not some sort of floating sentry box.|
|Yialos is still very quiet and all the shops along the front are still closed. They won't start showing much life until late March when the owners start painting and decorating for the new season.|
|A rather more conventional vessel - a typical Symiot fishing caique.|
|Another view of the head of the harbour.|
The long forecast rain still has not arrived, although the sky is ominously black over towards Turkey and there is a damp chill in the air. After such a dry February we actually need this rain, particularly as the spring that supplies the main reservoir at Agia Marina is apparently no longer running to feed that reservoir. Our part of Chorio has been without mains water for several weeks - understandable in high summer when water is diverted to the harbour for the tourists but not so normal in February.
With mayoral elections on the calendar for May this year the town hall has asked us to remind all foreign property owners and residents with EU passports who are currently on the island to please register on the voters’ roll before 28 February, i.e. this Friday. So if this applies to you, please exercise your democratic right and register to vote. Remember, in other parts of the world, people are still fighting to attain this privilege!
Have a good week.