It has been a hot June! The first few days
were a little overcast, but then the summer soon settled in. Then we had Football,
the Jubilee and Strikes! I was surprised how patriotic British people became
during the Queens Jubilee and then the football. Early one morning a group
arrived, grabbed sun beds and beers and then asked where the TV for the match
against Brazil was going to be! - You should have seen their faces when
I told them I did not have a TV! They soon shot off to Ipsos! Those that
stayed on football mornings enjoyed a quiet beach and regular updates from me
care of the BBC website!
Air traffic strikes in France and Spain
cause some to stay longer! Ferry Strikes lasting five days caused some to
have to stay even longer!
The road down to Agni bay was closed for
four days at the end of June - it has been resurfaced! One may ask why it was
not completed during the winter months - when the road is not in use! The
tarmac only sets in the heat - there is no way we can do this during the
winter - was the reply! What do they do in the UK I ask? Some may be
distressed to hear that the road to Agni is has been improved. Ray - do not
worry - the work is of poor standard - even you would approve!
Taverna Agni News
We now have a new boat taxi captain -
Captain Spiros! Captain Lucas could not take the stress! Our new captain is
great fun and very likeable. He collects each evening from St Stephanos
(at 7pm - 6 Euro per person return) and Kalami (at 7.45pm with out charge).
evening it is being very well supported as it is now by reservation only.
Now that the evenings are so warm it is truly a magical and very romantic
Talking of romantic, we had a small wedding
during June - to be precise, a reception. The young couple - Peter and Kelley
were married in Corfu town and then after a yacht trip to Agni bay held a
small reception of ten close family members. (No they did not have to sit the
whole time on the jetty!)
Well with it being so busy, even I am amazed
that I have found time to write the newsletters. Actually I tend to write a
few words a day - rather than leaving it until the last moment!
The new network is fine, but to be honest I
have not found many chatters! Most regulars are simply enjoying their evening
here too much and by the time a few join the chat room they have consumed far
too much alcohol! Regular chatter JP and his wife were here during June and
they celebrated their anniversary and a birthday. What a nice couple they are
- it was strange though having known JP from the chat room for many months
and now meeting him in person.
I came under fire during the month (via the
notice board) for making the Taverna too busy! Technology seemed to be to
blame - or this website.
day, I took this wonderful shot of an older couple both using their mobile
phones to 'text' home! - Surely it is not just me - incidentally Ray - I hate
mobile phones and do not even own one!
She is wonderful
- what a fantastic place in which to grow up!
Ray - the cheese
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stay in Corfu with us?
sunrise - taken by JP - from Olga's Cottage - Agni bay.
I am adding to
the website a report about each of the summer months. This will offer you an
informed choice concerning the ideal time to visit Corfu. The following is
based on my nine years of living in Corfu:
The first two weeks of June see Corfu at
its best. Beaches and Tavernas filling up but not crowded. Beautiful warm
days with temperatures reaching mid 20's - not too hot. Warm evenings
enabling a good night's sleep - a jumper may even be needed late at night -
especially if you plan to use the evening water-taxis.
The sea is now 'warming up' making swimming
not such a fresh experience as found in may! Allow though for one cloudy (or
even rainy) day per week.
The second two weeks of June become a
little busier and hotter. The weather is now settled and day temps of low
30's with warm evenings. Beaches now quite busy - especially weekends with
locals. The Tavernas are now buzzing. (You will need to book at
Taverna Agni to be able to eat during the evening.)
The sea is now warm. Expect no rain
(but is may be possible as averages suggest one day of rain during the last
two weeks! - but this will be warm rain!) Welcome afternoon breezes created
by the difference in temperatures between the land and the sea, help
cool things down after a hot day. These can sometimes create a swell -
stopping the evening boat-taxis. The breeze often drops by 8-9pm.
Of note: Half-term school holidays will
have a great effect on the number of people making anyone of the above
described weeks busier - choose you holiday carefully ray!
This months report is about Alex - our
Alex is 23, and has worked for us for four
years now. He missed two years while he was in the army - compulsory Greek
national service. His parents own and run the Kafeneon at Kendroma (opposite
the really bad bend!)
During the winter months - when the Taverna
is closed he works with Theo up at Porta - where they have a quarry.
The stone they quarry is used for the dry
stone style walls which have become extremely fashionable for the exclusive
villas in the area.
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These are the latest pictures of our new villa that is rented with CV travel. The villa is located in the quiet village of Loustri - just above Agni bay, and has four bedrooms - sleeping 4-8 - fully air-conditioned. There are two bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen - what else would you expect from Eleni! - with dishwasher and washing machine. The villa is on two separate levels - with two bedrooms and one bathroom on each level - Ideal for two families or a large family with teenagers - who want to be a little bit separate from the
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