My docking issue is totally different that what has been mentioned. We dock, perhaps once every few months - lets see Panama, Tahiti, then Australia - that is three times in many thousand miles. I get out-of-practice. I wonder what people think when they see a boat that is obviously a long way from home doing an awkward job of docking - and yes, I do it slowly.
Heading back to Lake Ontario for this summer. Now in Bermuda and heading to Long Island Sound in the first week in May. Then on to the Hudson and the Erie Canal.