Two more bloggers have responded to my challenge to write about which sailors, living or dead, real or fictional they would like to invite to a dinner party.
It was not a surprise to me that Captain JP chose that colorful character "pirate, buccaneer, slave trader, Naval Captain, navigator, writer, explorer, scientist and hydrographer" William Dampier who, among his many accomplishments, was the first person to sail around the world twice. JP believes he is related to Dampier and has written of him before. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at that dinner and hear Dampier's tales. Read all about it at Dinner is served.
Carol Anne takes a different tack and invites as guest of honor at her party someone she has also written of before on her blog, her mentor-coach-trainer-friend whom she calls Zorro. He sounds like quite a guy and someone I would be interested to meet too. And Carol Anne obliges by inviting me to the party, along with my wife (so she can chat about gardening with her), two of my favorite sailing bloggers Adam and Edward, her own husband and son, and just for good measure Jimmy Buffett is also invited. Apart from persuading JB to show, that might be one party that we could actually make happen one day. Who knows? Read all about it at I went to a garden party.
There's still plenty of time for you to share your ideas on which sailors you would invite to a dinner party. Full details of how to participate at Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.