Is anyone else bothered by tourists walking the dock
and feeling very free to climb your boarding steps to get a better look at your deck
? Or to peer in your portholes? Or to actually get on deck
We're pretty big so we're at the commercial dock
and they can't lock the gate during the daytime because fishermen and crew need access. Gates are unlocked from approx. 6am to 6pm. I've had very nice people come by and drool over my boat and, of course, they're perfectly welcome and have excellent taste. Then there's the kind mentioned above who will drive me insane.
I chased a couple of men
off my neighbor's boat a month ago and they turned to me and very snarkily said "It's such a beautiful day he should be out sailing" as if that was an excuse. Two photographers just came by and not realizing anyone was aboard started up my boarding steps, when I popped up into the cockpit
and said "Can I help you?" they got very shirty with me and said "We're taking pictures of your boat" I got kind of shirty myself and said in my haughtiest voice "Surely you can do that from the dock" and off they stomped looking back over their shoulder and most likely casting aspersions on my taste, my upbringing, my Celtic ancestors etc., etc.,
The office knows but can't do anything about it - anybody else solve this problem before I'm carted away?
As always, thanks.