A scorching hot day

It is a scorching hot day on Symi. Temperatures have been in the forties all week and the media are warning of a major country wide heatwave. For Symi that usually means temperatures in the high forties – not a pleasant thought. Fortunately we are on the cool side of the harbour and the shortening days means that we are already not getting as much direct sunshine as we did a few weeks ago. The meltemi is blowing quite strongly now which brings some relief but there are forest fire warnings for the whole country as high temperatures and strong winds can be a lethal combination.

There are huge storm clouds heaping up over Turkey and the horizon has vanished in the haze. It is not entirely unheard of for us to have a short sharp thundershower in August so perhaps we will be in luck!

It is fairly quiet in the harbour as everyone who is not working has gone to the beach. All the little hire boats are out – just a row of cheerful red buoys remains, bobbing gently off the clock tower.

Have a peaceful 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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