>> Monday, November 3, 2014 – end of the tourist season, Life on Symi in November, November weather, Panormitis Festival
|Pedi Bay on 3 November - and not a single yacht to be seen in the anchorage. Suddenly summer is over.|
|Nature, however, is waking up again after the long summer drought. Wild clematis making the transition from a bunch of dead brown twigs to bright shiny green leaves and white bell-shaped flowers.|
|Artist in residence on the Kali Strata - Danish colourist, Jyette Loehr's studio.|
|Not much to see at my favourite vantage point - those are gulets that have been impounded for people trafficking.|
|Candy colours on the Kali Strata. If you look carefully, you will see that there is a child's windmill just to the left of the front door.|
|Snoozing among the plant pots by St John's church, Yialos.|
|Empty pavements, closed shops and a few late yachts tied up on the far side - the summer season is over.|
|When the tourist shops close one sees the buildings in far more detail.|
|After a summer of hard work and long hours, many of the locals now have the leisure to go fishing.|
|Those green blobs in the bird cages aren't parakeets - they are lettuce leaves for the resident budgies to nibble on.|
The long range forecast remains indecisive and the Panormitis Festival may be in torrential rain, bright sunshine, a howling gale or balmy breezes depending on the weather site and what time it is updated. We will have to do what we usually do - take it as it comes!
I am now only in the office for a few hours a week, on Mondays and Fridays, to write this blog. The rest of the time I shall be indulging in pastimes pastoral. It is time to plough the fields and plant onions, carrots, beetroot and broad beans.
Have a good week.