The Stones Steam

The strong westerly winds that brought rain to Symi on the morning of Independence Day were still pounding the island that afternoon. We took these photographs of the coastline around Panormitis monastery at sunset yesterday afternoon after a visit to the Marathounda farm. The discolouration of the water inside the bay is caused by sand churned up by the sea pounding in through the entrance. For an idea of the size of the waves slamming the shore, look at the red roofs of Kalodoukas’ dairy farm on the left of the slope!

This might not be a great time of the year for sunshine holidays but there is no shortage of subjects to photograph.
The weather is expected to remain unsettled for the rest of the week, with more showers and strong winds to come. Temperatures are quite mild, though and whenever the sun breaks through the stones steam.

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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