Your vey own anchorage
With the anchor secured in the sandy bottom and the stars above you.
Offshore anchorages are wonderful, for those who like the privacy that it gives you. The large bay on the island of Dhokós is one such paradise. It is mostly peaceful because the island lacks buildings, umbrella drinks and disco music.
However, there is a herd of goats with bells. They ping in and out of the waterhole by the beach chapel with the regularity of the factory worker at an old-fashioned time clock.
The starry sky is also beautiful, undisturbed by light pollution. The big stars are anchoring lights in the masthead of any eventual boats sharing the silence. The little owl, the dwarf Otus Scops whores its monotonous sound.
We lie on the foredeck in the warm night and look for satellites. In the dark, an aeroplane making its way to reality, far away in another time and pace. To where we will return, in time.