As we sit on the beach after a super busy day on the water, we’ve found ourselves having a moment of reflection, thinking back to all the events that have led us to this point in time. It is so exciting that we can now sit here and enjoy looking at our very own watersports centre. In particular, we have been reminiscing back to March, when we spent a manic few days unloading, wrapping, packing, binding and loading a 40 foot container full of equipment in a warehouse somewhere in Oxford. The two of us loaded it ourselves, and couldn’t wait to unload it at the other end…with some help!
There was an office block near the warehouse that was throwing out all their old furniture….with our trusted mottos in mind: ‘waste not; want not’ and ‘one man’s rubbish is another man’s riches’……we merrily collected the old office furniture (literally) from the skip and loaded it for Greece!
This is just one of many bizarre, random and funny stories that have led us to have a successful little watersports centre on an idyllic island in Greece.
We are now in August and have had a fantastic season so far. None of it would have been possible without the incredible generosity and support of our backers, friends, suppliers, family and customers. The amount of help we have received to get Horizon off the ground, both from the UK and in Nidri, has been astonishing and so humbling. To think that it was only in December we committed to the idea and set up our Crowdfunder, we are now delighted to have an operational centre delivering our product, getting great feedback and making a long awaited dream come true.
Supported by our incredible, hand-picked team of staff, we are working hard day-in, day-out to try and build a place that people want to visit, hang out, and nurture their love of watersports. Looking around today at the local families enjoying our Toddler Splash, and the happy customers coming in from Catamaran Joyrides and Paddle Cruises, we are confident that we are on the right track!
So all there really is to say is “THANK YOU” – a million times thank you – for believing in Horizon as much as we do. We couldn’t have done it without you!
In December our tag line was “please help us bring Horizon Watersports to life” – in August we can confirm HORIZON IS VERY MUCH ALIVE!