So I have seen the advice to walk the docks and the boatyards here often. I think it's stellar advice. I really do.
So, I'd *love to* walk the docks and talk to people. Here's the rub.
They are locked, so I end up with my face pressed against the chain link like some forlorn monkey in the zoo.
I could try climbing the fence but that likely wouldn't endear me to the residents of the marinas.
I completely understand those gates are locked for a reason. When am in my marina I will help keep it secure and keep the gate locked and not allow entry to people who don't belong there.
Hence I will not try to tailgate behind a resident to a dock.
So, catch 22.
How do you guys get around that?
I could breing my lovely and charming wife. She's so damn nice and friendly that it's eerie. I've seen her chat up the saltiest, grumpiest sailor and have them inviting us on their boats before I have figured out the gate is open.
I'm half joking here, but I'm also serious.