- Croatia, Split, SunLife Charter, Indian Summer, Sailing, Nautic
You have probably heard about the term "Indian summer" which represents a "period of dry, unseasonably warm weather in late October or November". Don't know about India or the USA and their once-called Indians, but the Indian summer in Croatia this October was, and still is, a very pleasant surprise.
No point in discussing and proclaiming the origin of this specific term as there is not enough evidence for any claim to be confirmed and frankly, it's not important, as in Croatia we have a different term for it, "Bablje ljeto" or an "old woman's summer". The most common story behind that is quite simple but yet interesting. During autumn, Linyphiidae family spiders knit their webs which can be seen glistening in the sun. With the wind, they sail through the air forming something resembling long grey old woman's hairs, sometimes even considered being witches' hairs flowing around as, if they find their way into a young maid's hair, she is soon to be wed.
Along with the webs, in Croatia boats sail out as well catching the last beats of summer in October. Perfect weather for many, this period of the year seems to have it all. Almost cloudless days allow the sun to spread warmth without burning the layers of skin, and the sea invites you still to cool yourself down in its blue depths. Anchoring in a secluded bays of numerous islands around Split such as Brač, Hvar and Vis, having a swim in the warm Adriatic or enjoying your cocktail while watching the enchanted witches' hairs race around in the air is everything your heart yearns for. Any maid at hand and you're up for a wedding in a blink of an eye!
The only thing you need to do for next October is to give us at SunLife a call and book one of the hairs, I mean boats, for the best available price.