The time is 00:48, we are in East Cowes Marina on B3. Opposite us on A3 and A4 a pontoon party is in an "Ongoing" state. There is music loud enough that it is preventing sleep and is disturbing our night. Lots of braying laughter and generally loutish behaviour.
I am not complaining about people having fun or enjoying life, but it is now 01:01 on Sunday morning.
I have just returned from trying to reason with the "lead" boat. a large Ancona with around 20 people drinking and smoking on the pontoon and possibly 20 more in and around the cockpit of this and of the other boat "True Blue" moored next to her.
When I asked "where are you from"? the answer . . . "Wales!"
Next question "you are aware that the time is half past midnight?" the answer . . . . "So!"
I have always promoted sailing as a sport where you would meet a nicer type of person, clearly I need to revise my views.
It is just starting to rain so I guess that they will now go inside and we and other visitors to this nice marina can get some sleep.