Late last night I decided I would make a special Herbie Award. I'd been reading some other boater's blogs and messages to Canal World Forums about life for those frozen in on their boats. In particular those continuous cruisers who are stranded in the countryside away from sources of fuel and water. Once their water runs out, and their logs or heating oil are finished, they are in real difficulties.
It was all summed up well by Sue of No Problem in her post yesterday, concerned about fresh water supplies and the treacherous walk to fetch it. Not that she was really complaining, for anyone reading her blog over the years will know of her adaptability and stoicism. Real continuous cruisers (rather than continous moorers) have my respect at this time of year. I wonder if after this winter some will decide the floating life is no longer for them.
So I decided to make a Herbie Award for Fortitude and dedicate it to all those brave souls struggling out there at the moment. On their behalf I will give it to Sue and Vic on No Problem (seen here in warmer days)
Sorry Sue and Vic, this award has no monetary or any other value. Just recognition of the stoicism of you and your fellow CCers. I hope you will accept it on their behalf.