I've been saving this momentous post for a momentous occasion.
"What makes this post momentous, and why now?" Faithful Reader asks.
Because this is the 300th Dock Six Chronicle.
As of December 10th, our (mis)adventures have had more than 200 000 views.
*insert polite applause here.*
Thanks to all of you who take the time to give us a read.
And, most momentously, our friends Dan and Jaye, the pirates behind the Life Afloat blog, flattered the D6C by honouring us with a Liebster Award nomination.
The Award, alas, comes with no cash prize, no trophy, but it DOES come with the warm fuzzy feeling that at least one fellow scribbler thinks your scribbles are worth reading.
Dan and Jaye explain the Liebster Award:
"So here's what it is about: bloggers recognizing other bloggers. The Liebster Award is a project that promotes the discovery of new blogs. If you're selected for the "award", you must answer some questions given to you by the blog that selected you, and then also choose other blogs for the award and give them some questions to answer. "
So, here's our Q and A....
(Insert horrified gasps here)
Due to work obligations, in the past we simply haven’t had the schedule flexibility to cruise extensively. This season we decided to simply sail across the bay and anchor out at the end of Long Point.
The night was largely uneventful.
The morning after- not so much.
It was a relatively short passage, and the anchorage, as always, was pleasant and attractive. There was the typical Lake Erie square 2-4’ chop, not uncomfortable with enough scope, but a little unpredictable. It took a while before I stopped obsessing over the depth finder and chart plotter, and shoresighting to ensure we weren’t dragging. We swam, explored the beach, ate a wonderful dinner (as dinners always are aboard) saluted the sunset with tumblers of rum-based beverages, read and retired. SWMBO and I lay in the aft cabin admiring the stars through the overhead hatch, drowsing to the sound of the breeze in the standing rigging, and attempting to ignore the random *ting* of the shackle on the small Danforth hanging on the sternrail.
Then things got interesting. More later.
Here's your interview questions:
What cruising destinations are on your sailing bucket list?
What piece of gear onboard did you purchase in the belief it would be essential, yet has hardly been used?
What was your longest passage?
What has been your scariest, "I'm gonna die!" moment?
What tools do you keep aboard?
What has been your most satisfying sailing accomplishment?
How has your sailing life changed you?
Are you sailing your perfect boat? if not, what would you change?
Link your most popular blog post.
Link your personal favourite blog post.