The first day of September, and what a lovely change this morning at 6.30, a calm, clear and fresh atmosphere, temperature around 20 degrees and the Meganissi Chanel very quiet.
We are now coming into the last six weeks of the charter season. September especially is a great month, the locality is much quieter, the Italian tourists have departed and with the sea remaining warm it’s great to pull into a cove, have lunch and swim.
We started in early June and have seen groups, couples and families join us to enjoy the free and easy approach adopted. There is no hard and fast time to get out to sail, in fact you may choose not to sail at all. People can walk from the apartments, use the Lugger as a taxi to visit Vliho or Nidri and of course use it to visit the Gialos Taverna in the evening.
It has indeed been a busy period, as you will see from the reviews. We kicked off in early June with Helen and Tony from Melbourne Australia. They sail a traditional boat, but quickly became conversant with the Lugger. They started their adventure by flying into Athens and spent their first week discovering historic sites around the city, then getting a train to the Monasteries of Meteora in the north, these dating back to the 14th century – what a journey back into history for them, and they had a great time. After a coach trip via Preveza they spent their remaining 3 weeks at Geni Garden and getting familiar with the Lugger.
This summer has brought four families to ‘Lugger about in the Sun’ with children from the ages of 9 to 15 and using the splendid Villa Eleanor and the Geni Garden large family apartment, all have been so complimentary of their accommodation, and with the variety of activities we are able to offer the children, be it paddle boarding, kayaking or mountain biking. More of this in later reviews. For such family groups we are able to devise an activities programme to suit all needs and ages.
We will now be very busy preparing the boats for 2020, cleaning and keeping them in tip-top condition for the start in mid-May. With flights prices now into both Preveza and Corfu being at their best and availability of the larger sea facing apartments at Geni Garden readily available it is advisable to think ahead and book early, I am just a phone call away to talk through your questions.
Remember, it’s just a 15% confirmation deposit now, with the remainder paid in 2020.
So call me and grab your 2020 “Luggering about in the sun” holiday