>> Monday, November 17, 2014 – Life on Symi in November, life on Symi in the winter, Symi storms, weather in November
|Definitely closed until next summer! Boarded up shops secured with plastic sheeting are a common sight around Yialos at this time of the year. Will the last one out please nail down the plastic?|
|The usually pristine waters of Pedi bay, full of mud and debris on Friday afternoon after the storm.|
|Pedi bay after the downpour.|
|Symi autumn colours.|
|Monday morning and all is quiet.|
|Weeds growing on the Kali Strata, wherever they can find a scrap of soil.|
|Yialos, looking very closed.|
It is quite noisy down in the harbour at the moment as the building housing Pacho's kafeneion is having a revamp. We had several weeks of jack-hammering while all the leaky galvanised pipes were removed and replaced with plastic. Now we have the hum of several orbital sanders as all the doors and shutters are off and are being sanded down across the road, on the pavement where in the summer the water taxis have their ticket booths.
Only the essential shops are still open. The others are closed up with plastic sheeting and storm shutters. Spacephone Symi, the mobile phone shop where we also go to pay our bills is closed until 26 November as the family is on holiday. Many locals take a short holiday now, after the stresses of the summer and then settle down to the quiet life of Symi in the winter so some businesses that are closed now may reopen for a few weeks in the run up to Christmas.
Have a good week.