We had a lot of fun last year creating the prestigious Herbie Awards for 2007. It’s a great way to remember the highs and lows of the year and gives rise to some fun arguments. So here we go with the plan for the 2008 awards. Despite a successful procedure last year and some moving acceptance speeches from the winners, I think we should keep innovating and consider some new award categories along with some of the old ones.
Categories we will continue from last year are:
Best overnight mooring
Most scenic days cruise
Best pub meal
Most scary moment
Worst canal lock
Best guest crew member
New categories will be:
Best gadget for boat maintenance
Best gadget for boating
Worst stretch of canal
Best thing in none of the above categories
Suggestions, discussions, and arguments will be invited from Herbie people (who have cruised on or shared routes with Herbie this year). Should we ever come to decision the results will be announced as and when, between now and Christmas. The Nation holds its breath.