Greetings from Sodden Symi

There was one downpour as I was en route to work this morning.  Fortunately I was able to shelter under the canopy of the dress shop opposite the Windmill restaurant (now closed for the winter) for the duration.  The Kali Strata was still flowing when I joined it but the rain had eased off to a light drizzle.

The rich ochre of wet pigmented limewash.

Another downpour caught up with me just as I reached the office and intensified as the Diagoras arrived.

Yialos just after 8 this morning, visibility down to a few meters in sheets of rain and lightning all around.

Easing off a bit.

After the storm.  A very muddy harbour as the Kataraktis and many other water courses flowed this morning.
While I was taking these pictures in Yialos, the access road to my farm was washing away to bedrock up at the top of the Pedi Valley and I am going home now to see what muddy messes await me.  We may just be lighting the wood fire tonight to dry things out.

Fortunately the weather is expected to improve from tomorrow and we should have a few sunny days before the next weather front reaches us around Thursday next week.

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.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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