I’ve spent many a happy hour on docks, engaged in dock talk – the exchanging of views on a wide range of subjects. The opinions and advice handed out are based on the personal experiences of the participants in the discussion. Or on something they’d once heard.
Dock talk is always interesting and entertaining even if you wouldn’t bet the farm on the veracity of the opinions expressed. Sometimes it’s astonishingly insightful, sometimes hysterically funny or, at times, poignant.
Sometimes dock talk is fueled by a beer or two, supped against a backdrop of the sun dipping into a tropical ocean. That’s the best kind of dock talk.