Symi Sandstorm 19 May 2007

Another Saharan sandstorm swept over Greece at the weekend. This is what it looked like in Pedi on Saturday afternoon. We had 8 mm of mud rain on Saturday night. Sunday was clear with northerly winds but the sky is overcast again today and more showers are expected.
The Triton went over to Datca as usual on Saturday but the weather deteriorated and she was not able to make the return trip. Datca harbour is very exposed to the wind and in the course of docking the Triton broke her bowsprit in a collision with a Turkish boat. Konstantina, Makis' daughter, bruised her arm badly in the incident. The boat then lay to anchor in Datca bay and was only able to return to Symi on Sunday.

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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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