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Bumper Boats in Annapolis
We went to Annapolis for the fireworks. As could have been predicted, there was not a slip or mooring to be had...and we got there around 2pm. We kinda figured that would happen, so we weren't surprised. So we ended up anchoring out, and yes, it was choppy. Lots and lots of boats, as can be imagined.
Trouble started when the power boats showed up after 6pm or so. They seemed not be able to anchor. One boat drifted and ran into another small power boat, and then a sailboat. The poor man in the sailboat had to hang off his bowsprit to shove the boat off his, only to get the anchor lines tangled.
That power boat tried another two times, hitting other boats each time. He seemed not to know he was dragging. He did finally get the anchor to catch. Unfortunately, a larger power boat then caught his anchor line. But this larger boat did not know it, and started to motor away, as he "towed" the smaller boat away.
All this was just in the area around our own boat. I am sure other chaos was happening. So, glad we went, but would not do it again! Even the water taxi almost hit another boat!