|Early Tuesday morning and the Seabourn Sojourn lying in Nimborio bay. That is the small island of Nimos in the background.|
|As you can see, apart from the cruise ship, Yialos was practically deserted.|
|A lighter from the cruise ship bringing passengers ashore. They disembark at the customs shed by the bridge.|
|Ready to host lunch guests from the cruise ship later in the day.|
|One of the last gulets of the season.|
|Wednesday 28 October - Ochi Day, the day when Greece said 'No' (Ochi) to fascism during the Second World War. This is the wreath-laying ceremony at the island's cenotaph and war memorial.|
|The whole community turns out to watch the parade of soldiers and school children.|
|The school children proudly sweltering in their school uniforms - it is still a bit warm to be wearing jumpers and long pants. Yes, that is a display of sponges you can see in the background!|
|Meanwhile, in all the quiet places the growing season continues to unfurl. This is a wild cyclamen growing on the steps below the high school. The snails haven't found it yet so the leaves are still perfect.|
The weather remains clear and sunny with daytime temperatures around 22 degrees, dropping to about 18 degrees at night. The northerly breeze is cool so it can be chilly in the shade. At the moment there is no rain showing up in the long-range forecast so it should remain like this for the Panormitis festival in 10 days time. Some years the weather has been really miserable for the festival, either with torrential rain which is rough for those pilgrims who sleep on the open verandahs of the monastery, or with gale force winds that prevent pilgrims from getting to Symi in the first place.
Have a good weekend.