Monday, 13 May 2013

Thunderstorm Over Symi

Yesterday evening the skies brightened up towards sunset, and bathed the Pedi valley in a golden glow.
An interesting cloud formation.
This morning was a different story - quite overcast and the sea was silvery rather than blue and Turkey had vanished in the haze.
Looking the other way was quite promising.
We set off for a walk down to Yialos by a roundabout route with our raincoats in our rucksacks just in case… Passed another excellent example of Symi paintwork
A great example of anti-cat protection for this geranium (love the green painted tyre used as a planter).
Lovely show of morning glory flowers.
I thought that this wall looked like a map…
 Looking over Yialos from near the Haritomeni Taverna
A two-tone bougainvillea
The Symi was in port.
Can I get on?
Did some shopping and went for lunch at the Trata just before the thunderstorm began. During a lull in the downpour we managed to get along to the Agialos Cafe before it started again with lots of lightning right overhead. The rain tipped down, and the plastic sheeting was unfurled along part of the cafe frontage.
The rain stopped in time for us to do some shopping and get along to catch the 4 o'clock bus back up the hill. The clouds were still lower than the Vigla as we came back to our apartment.
Had a cup of coffee and prepared some food for dinner. The skies had cleared by then and Turkey had reappeared.
Went off to the first wine night of the year at Symi Dream on the Kalistrata - lots of people turned up through the early evening.
This day a year ago, it was our last day in Molivos. We ended up back at Eftalou beach sunbathing on this little strip of sand until the sun went down behind the rocks.
Su's news story of the day (BBC website - click on the title for the full story):
UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

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