>> Friday, November 6, 2015 – Blue Star Ferries, ferry strikes, November weather, Panormitis Festival
|Down in Yialos more and more seasonal businesses are shutting up shop for the winter. Plastic bags help to protect the light fittings from the salt-laden winter air.|
|Shopfronts become undercover parking in the winter.|
|A couple of courses of removable brick work help to keep out storm surges and high tides which can flood the harbour in the winter months.|
|Lantana on the Kali Strata.|
|The dividing line between urban and rural is blurred at best on Symi and now that the tourist season is over, the rural is starting to dominate, like poultry on one of the flights of steps off the Kali Strata.|
|Glittering emptiness on the sunny side of the harbour.|
|This is a very fragrant time of the year. The jasmine is flowering everywhere and the citrus trees are also starting to flower.|
|A black cat ignoring the Symi Visitor web cam.|
|Fresh prunings in transit from someone's garden to livestock up the mountain, via a coffee break in Pachos.|
|Not a lot happening in Yialos today.|
The weather remains sunny and mild with temperatures in the low twenties at midday, dropping to about 16 degrees at night with heavy dew fall. It is a lovely time of the year for walking and many locals do just that, walking across the island to Panormitis, Roukoniotis or Kokkimides for the celebrations to St Michael on Sunday. It takes 3-4 hours to walk to Panormitis but Roukoniotis and Kokkimides are closer than that, although the latter is considerably steeper as it is perched on the top of the second highest peak on the island.
Have a good weekend.