Pause while presenter rips open golden envelope . . .
Aaaah. In the end it all boils down to sheer exhilaration. The excitement of treading new ground, of overcoming obstacles and, well, just fun. So the winner is not exactly the most restful cruise or the most scenic, but the one which felt like an adventure.
The Herbie Award for Best day’s Cruise 2011 goes to
The ascent of the Birmingham and Fazeley canal into Farmers Bridge.
Here we are moored up at the end of the climb
Now I feel disappointed for the other two nominees
Rick suggests I have a reader voted category for the best picture on the Herbie Blog this year. Fine by me but, dear reader, are you prepared to trawl back and look for a favourite? Or I could post a selection for you to choose from? Rick also suggests I could have a premium rate phone line for the vote. Now there’s an idea!
Tomorrow I’ll post the short list for Best Cruise on Someone Else’s Boat.