What is your favourite holiday? I thought mine was just lazing by a pool reading my book, but the one I’ve just had has changed my mind!
Hubby said it was up to me where we went this year as I was insisting he took the full 2weeks off in one go for a change! He works so hard, and in the last few years has only had a week at a time off, and then not so relaxing as it could have been! So I took a huge leap of faith and booked us into a water sports club in Greece! Yes, me! I don’t do water sports these days, being a large middle aged lass, but Son had been there with his ex-girlfriend’s family and had a fab time, so…
We went! Oh Greece! Now I understand what my friends have been raving about! Not that we saw that much…we flew to Kephalonia and picked up the most beaten-up jeep around, quickly nicknamed Noddy, and drove to Paradise! Yes, it really was that good!
During the next week we had great fun watching Son and Friend learn to sail, windsurf, kayak, and generally drink their way through the evenings…not always with alcohol! W also had fun too! Hubby and I learned to sail Picos….little dinghies you start in…such fun! The sense of freedom was unbelievable! The sound of the boat gently moving through the water, then catching the wind in the sail and swiftly overtaking Hubby…yep, I became mildly competitive in that boat!
The most amazing thing I discovered is how doing something new and mildly scary(well, for me!) boosted my self confidence, and helped recharge the batteries even more than relaxing with a book…there was lots of that too, believe me; And swimming in the sea after a boiling 34deg C sunbathe is just wonderful!! We came home feeling that it had been the best holiday we have had in a long, long time!
Of course, now I’m in bed with a chest infection and feeling awful, but sorting through the pictures for this blog just takes me straight back to Greece and the inner glow grows!
So, if you are thinking of what to do for the Summer Holidays, why not try something different? You never know, you might find a new sport to love! I will be off to my local sailing club once I feel better, and despite the difference in water temp here, building on my Pico experiences and learning to sail properly!