From the August 1995 magazine.

Your Move

Big Book Shutterbug

Responses from readers on the topic of "AA in Unexpected Places"

Several years back, during an early attempt at recovery, I went on a yachting tour of the Galapagos Islands, which are located 700 miles due west from Quito, Ecuador. All of the islands are in a wilderness state; only three are inhabited by humans.

I was the only one of fourteen tour members who didn't drink, so for eleven days I knew I would have to depend on "meetings" with my Higher Power and AA literature to achieve daily sobriety.

However, on the eighth day we docked at the small island...

-- Sarah W.

Cicero, Illinois