The Swell has Dropped

The country wide drought continues to be a major cause for concern, aggravated as it is by the consistently windy weather. On the plus side, although the price of fresh produce is higher than usual and the normal seasonal winter leaf vegetables are in short supply, the Rhodian tomatoes are better than average for the time of year thanks to the abnormally warm weather. Pity the basil turned up its toes weeks ago, but they are surprisingly good with flat leaf parsley which I currently have in abundance.

To return to the subject of the weather, there have been disruptions to the shipping schedules due to the wind and the Aegli was unable to run yesterday. It is sticking to its scheduled program today as the swell has dropped but the wind is expected to change to the North West on Sunday, with winds forecast of up to 35 knots, so it is unlikely that there will be any shipping movements that day. The anticipated north westerly gale will also bring about a dramatic drop in temperatures and we can expect to be in single figures for several days with a longish spell of unsettled weather. We all hope that some real rain will come out of this and not just a lot of cancelled boats!

Carnival comes early this year and several of the shops on the island are already displaying children’s fancy dress costumes, silly wigs, rubber masks and other suitable paraphernalia. Plans are being made for parties and pageants and the building of kites.

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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