I'm back on dry land!
The boat floated. The engine purred beautifully. And the weather was clear and sunny, and the water was calm.
It was exactly the couple of days we both needed. No phones, no computer, no wifi, no social media.
We tied up for a couple of nights at Silva Bay, a little dock on one of the Gulf Islands.
There were other couples that we knew, so we gathered together on the dock, and barbequed the fish we caught.
One lady offered me a beer.
I was just about to refuse, but she interrupted me, apologizing...
"I'm sorry, I only have alcohol free beer, is that OK?"
"Of course it is, that would be lovely!" said I, delighted that I didn't have to explain myself.
"We gave up drinking about two years ago" she went on to say.
"Oh I gave up about three months ago" I said casually.
And that was that.