Actually most of our CS was done on the road, watching for people watching our convoys, but we did keep an eye on any boats that came to near to our ships. I just like boats and was taking a lot of leisure photos from my suite... one of the boats just happened to be Dave's.
as for the strip joints... that was part of our "force protection" mission... afterall it's important to know where our US servicemen might get into trouble.
“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.” (Epictetus 55 - 135 AD)
"To see new things, and live day to day, is better than wine or poppy, and fitter for a man." (Theseus)