Big black clouds are lumbering across the horizon

The weather turned wet and windy on Wednesday and we have had some fairly heavy downpours, some of them generously laced with the sands of north Africa. Big black clouds are lumbering across the horizon and it looks as though it is still raining over Datca. Although it is calm enough now there is more on the way and gales are forecast for the weekend with more heavy rain on Sunday and Monday. After that it will turn dry but very cold with night time temperatures just above freezing and day time ones in single figures.

Many parts of Greece will have a white Christmas but we're not expecting one on Symi. At least I hope not... The last time we had snow here, in February 2004, there were extensive livestock losses on the island as few farmers have adequate shelter for their lambs in extreme temperatures and winter is the lambing season here.

Much of the harbour and Harani is without electricity today as DEH is doing some maintenance and the power is off until 3 pm. Our turn will no doubt come.

Have a good weekend.

Regards,
Adriana
www.symivisitor.com

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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.

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