The past two nights have found us completely alone in our anchorages. Just us and our boat, surrounded by the sea and stars. It's been lovely. Scott and I were star-gazing in the cockpit, reveling in how wonderful it was to be completely on our own, when it suddenly dawned on me how rare this has been for us. Solitude. It's a beautiful thing, and (in our opinion) a nice perk of this lifestyle. Having no one around us for miles meant that we were free shower naked off the back of our boat...it meant a night devoid of radio chatter and the sounds of dinghies zipping by... a night without the pull of the internet to take us away from enjoying each other and the beauty around us...a night where we could be content to sit lazily in the cockpit for hours and enjoy our own conversation and company. Peace and quiet. Time to reflect on thoughts, make plans, and dream of the future. Don't get me wrong, we love being in the company of others as well, but this was a nice little change of pace for us.