>> Monday, June 2, 2014 – Datca, flags of convenience, June weather, Life on Symi in June, street market, Turkey
|An imposing door to a neglected mansion on the Kali Strata.|
|The municipal whitewashing marathon is now working its way down the Kali Stata. This is the section from the view corner up to the square with its tavernas and kafeneions. The Symi Dream shop and the Olive Tree are on this stretch.|
|A municipal employee weeding and sweeping the Kali Strata in anticipation of the painter who is working his way down from the top. No rogue lettuce or stray dandelions will stand a chance.|
|Cartoon carpets airing on the Kali Strata.|
|The new organic ethnic food shop that has opened in Yialos, near our Symi Visitor Accommodation office.|
|The fresh produce market in Datca. Shopping bags on wheels are standard kit for street market shoppers, whether in Datca or at the Laiki (popular street markets) in Rhodes and Athens.|
|Another view of the street market in Datca. As the rainfall is higher there, they are able to grow all sorts of things in their sheltered valleys. You can find anything you want as long as it is locally grown and in season.|
|Bling and some rather formidable foundation garments on the right.|
|Time for the shop assistants to take a tea break before packing up at the end of the day.|
On Sunday morning a succession of fat rain clouds drifted across Datca and poured rain upon us. We had quite a bumpy trip back across in the early afternoon in a brisk south-westerly wind and big thunderclouds hovered, growling purple over the Turkish coast. Symi remained determinedly dry and only had the benefit of the special effects. According to the long range forecast, however, there is the possibility of more thunderstorms and squally weather later this week so we may yet have another downpour like the showers we enjoyed last week.
Have a good week.