This Joyful Day

Epiphany is one of the most colourful events on the holy calendar and this year was no exception. Vivid oranges glowing amongst the evergreen branches, bright blue and white Greek flags fluttering along with ecclesiastical bunting and the priests in their most splendid regalia.

A bitterly cold day with high cloud, there was some relief when the sun came out for the celebrations as the lightly clad participants stoically sat in the boats, awaiting the crucial moment. Over at Harani where the accompanying photos in this diary were taken there was a moment’s anxiety when the crucifix became entangled in the mooring line of a near by power yacht but the problem was quickly solved with a scoop net and no harm was done.

For more photographs of this joyful day, please see the Out and About page.

Have a good week.


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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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