Rob and Karen Oberg spent a year and 7,200 nautical miles crewing on other people's boats in SE Asia and Europe before cruising the Mediterranean for 2 seasons with crewmate, Marc Beerts, on a Jeanneau 43 DS, Alcheringa (Alcheringa is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning 'The Dreamtime'). On returning to Australia they acquired a Whitby 42 ketch, renamed her 'Our Dreamtime' and now cruise Australia's Great Barrier Reef and soon the Western Pacific. Total sea miles to date = 16,796.
Our little cruising blog from Downunder has just clicked past 150,000 page
views. We know there are blogs out there that probably attract that much
traffic a month but for us reaching the 150k mark is a significant milestone,
particularly as we have also recently topped the 10,000 per month on a regular
It's official - we've clicked past 150,000 page views.
January 2013 we posted ‘A blog about sailing blogs’
which told the story of how our Dreamtime Sailblog was born in
early 2011. It referred to how for the first six months the blog gained all of
20 to 30 readers a month and that we’d considered giving up and deleting it.
Then we realised how good a record it was becoming of our sailing travels and
adventures. We were crewing and didn’t have our own boat at that time and the
blog was virtually our own ship’s log which would be of great personal value in
years to come.
time the readership began to grow, slowly at first, then a little more quickly.
By that January of 2013 we were marvelling that it had exploded to ‘almost
2,500 per month’ as we sailed Alcheringa
around the Mediterranean Sea.
forward to May 2015 when we were preparing Our
Dreamtime for our her first extended passage through Australia’s Great
Barrier Reef and our all time readership cracked 80,000 after a little over
four years of blogging with over 4,000 a month keeping the total ticking over.
today we reached another milestone by passing the 150,000 mark. Our monthly
readership now tops 10,000 and is continuing to climb.
like to say a huge thank you to our readers from all over the world who
continue to log in and ride along with us onboard Our Dreamtime. It makes all
the countless hours spent on the blog seem worthwhile. Thank you. Thank you.
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