Free souvlaki and wine

Last night was Smoky Thursday, the first night of the Carnival season. The town hall organised a party in the square in Chorio, laying on free souvlaki and wine. It was an opportunity for the children to show off their fancy dress costumes for the first time and the weather only blew up at midnight, when everyone was pretty much partied out anyway.
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The wind howled all night and this morning the inside of my house looked like a wedding venue after the guests had gone as thousands of almond petals had blown in through the whirligigs and down the chimneys.

The strike is officially over but all shipping in the region is now confined to port by a Force 9 gale and gusts of 50 miles per hour and more. The Proteus is tied up in Kos, the Aegli is tucked up in Rhodes and even the Dodecanese Pride failed to venture forth today. South-easterly gales bound straight intoYialos and we have been hammered by whirlwinds and squalls all day. The storm is expected to blow itself out at some point in the early hours of Saturday but further strong winds are forecast for Monday and Tuesday and the weather is likely to remain unsettled for some time.

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.

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