Sparkling Spring Sunshine

The 25 March parade took place in sparkling spring sunshine which ensured a good turnout (see Out and About pictures). It is now very quiet in the harbour with most people at home or in tavernas enjoying a family lunch of fish in some form or another. (See Recipe of the Week)

It is likely to remain clear for a couple more days before a southerly wind brings clouds into the region. Strong winds are expected early in the week followed by possible showers around Thursday and Friday. These are most likely to be mud showers but there may be some useful stuff too. We have not had anything like enough rain this winter and the abnormally warm dry conditions are already parching the countryside so any rainfall is to the good. Much of Symi has quite clay soil and this soon cracks and hardens when the weather turns dry - which is why the pick is used more often than the spade as a gardening implement!

The excursion boats are all still in the boatyard, being fitted out and repainted for the season. In the last few days there have been a lot more pots of paint in evidence in the harbour too as shopkeepers start to prepare for the season. The latest paving project along the side of the town square is progressing well too and a team of electricians was in evidence in Chorio yesterday, wiring up the new streetlights.

Happy Easter to all those to whom it is applicable. We have a while to wait yet here!

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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