The Drought Has Broken

There is a Christmas Elf hiding in this photograph...

Someone went to a lot of trouble to paint the facade of this little double storey building in Chorio.

The pediment of the old pharmacy in Chorio.

The drought has broken.

I didn't see the bird in this photograph until I downloaded it.

The summer drought finally broke in the early hours of Monday morning and 6 millimetres of rain fell before 7 a.m. There have been intermittent showers all morning down in Yialos and the weather is not expected to clear before Friday.  Thunder is growling round about and the harbour cafes are full of forlorn day trippers from Rhodes.  The only boat that came in today was the Proteus.  It may be wet but it certainly isn’t cold.  The temperature is still 25 degrees centigrade.  There was a big wedding in Chorio on Saturday and two Christenings on Sunday , all of which took place in perfect weather and the rain only came long after the last revellers were safely home again on Sunday night.

This will be my last blog for a while as I am off to England for a couple of weeks and in the absence of a full November ferry schedule I don’t know how long I will be in Rhodes before I return to Symi.  At the moment Dodecanese Seaways is only showing up to 11 November to cover the Panormitis Festival and the ANES website is not showing anything after Wednesday 31 October 2012.

See you in November!


Gemma1 –   – (Wednesday, October 24, 2012)  

Thanks so much for your blogs Adrianna,they (and the web cam) bring me some welcome Symi sunshine. Hope you enjoy your trip to the UK and I look forward to reading your blogs when you're back on Symi :-)

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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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