The half-mile-long seawall had no shortage of open spaces. According to marina officials, the number of foreign boats visiting annually was down more than 50 percent since 2001, when 2,184 boats checked in. A Norwegian-flagged vessel, Angel's Victory, a Pearson, sat in front of us on the seawall. Our canal was also home to a couple of boats from France, a couple of boats from Canada, and one U.S. boat that had no hailing port on its stern. Elsewhere in the marina's three canals we saw three more boats from the United States. One was a powerboat from Ocala, Florida. Another boat hailed from Wilmington, Delaware. Also in our canal was an American sailboat whose owner, Ken, fell asleep as he approached Marina Hemingway at night. His boat fetched up on the reef that guards the marina entrance. Ken was living on his boat, which was floating, but he had months of work to do before he could sail again.