Showery Spells

It has been a squally week with fleeting sunny intervals and lots of showery spells. The photograph was taken from the deck of the Proteus on Wednesday afternoon as the wind started to pick up. I was fortunate to be able to complete my business in the three and a bit hours allocated on a Wednesday morning as those who were counting on catching the Aegli at 15.00 wound up spending the night in Rhodes. Some of the bodies draped over the salon in the Proteus were vehemently wishing that they had gone for the ‘missed the boat and spent the night at the Hermes’ option!

The forecast for the next 5 days remains unsettled but at this stage it looks as though it will at least be dry for the carnival procession on Sunday.

Monday is Clean Monday, a bank holiday in Greece usually celebrated with the flying of kites and picnics in the country so we hope that the rain holds off for that. For anyone who is travelling this weekend, there have been adjustments to the ANES and Dodecanese Seaways schedules to take the holiday into account. Please check and

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.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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