The Forecasters Weren't Joking...

The forecasters weren’t joking – yesterday was spectacularly windy and very cold (8 degrees at midday, with a windchill of 4 degrees centigrade). The pictures of Pedi were taken from my farm at the top of the valley and give some idea of how wild conditions were. In a north westerly gale the wind bounces off the Vigla and adjacent slopes and roars across Pedi bay, so the wind in the bay is blowing in the opposite direction to that in the channel outside. It is a similar effect to that of the meltemi in the summer, but yesterday’s blow was considerably more powerful than that. It was gusting 55 knots at once stage. It is still quite windy today and the morning hydrofoil was not able to leave Symi until midday.

The forecast for the rest of the week remains windy and unsettled with squalls and showers. No significant rain on the horizon, however.

Have a good week.


Anonymous –   – (Monday, February 05, 2007)  

Looks like I got out of Symi just in time - The thought of a big hole with the sides caving in under all the water is frightening

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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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