We are anchored off Watson Island in Biscayne Bay with many other sailboats.
We were sitting in the cockpit
this morning tending to various details when I spotted two young men
paddle boarding. I said something about not really "getting" the fun of paddleboarding when I noticed where they were paddling. They were going very slowly around every boat
in the area, sometimes quite slowly, sometimes more than once, and sometimes obviously getting a very good look at something on one boat
before moving on to the next. They were methodically going around each boat that way.
We called 911 and reported it, and my boating
companion is over now talking to the unofficial "Mayor" of the anchorage (who very kindly came over and warned us that the spot we'd chosen was 4" of sand over coral
rock and that we WOULD drag there) to let him know what we saw.
The people at this anchorage all seem very polite and helpful, but the place is heavily monitored by the local police for violations such as putting in helix screws to make a mooring
. Only removable tackle is allowed here. And, if your boat drags, they immediately come out and tow it. The "Mayor told us that one guy's bill was round $4k.
skyline is spectacularly beautiful at night.