Weathered wood at the boatyard

A visit to the Harani boatyard is a must when we stay on Symi.

The boatyard is more ulitarian and has certainly been much busier in the last couple of years. Perhaps it is a little less impressive than the days when ‘wrecks’ like the Lazy Days were propped up in the yard (Harani Boatyard).

But still plenty of opportunities for any artist.

Harani boatyard

The boatyard in Harani on Symi is…

Lightning strikes

We woke up this morning to very dark skies over Turkey heading our way. It was not long before we started to hear the rumble of distant thunder. While having breakfast on the balcony the skies got darker and darker, and the wind started to pick up and swirling.

The world around us scrambled to bring in chairs and tables, and to move and secure the boats. The crew of a gullet panicked and cut the ropes to the quay when the swirling wind nearly became a whirlwind round their ship.

The lightning started to become more prevalent with the time lapse to the heavy rumble of thunder becoming shorter. But the eye of the thunder storm never reached us, as it bypassed Symi to the North.

And not long after, the clouds parted and we were drinking a coffee in the sun.