The witching hour 8.19.2015

It is now 3:30am.  I woke up around 2 but couldn’t fall back to sleep after an hour of trying so decided to just get up.  I looked out over the ocean and noticed a very bright light.  Sometimes it is a cruise ship pulling into San Francisco so I thought I try to snap a picture.

I got my telescope and just put my phone up to the lens.  The light turned out to be two ships with a patrol boat or two circling them.  I have no idea what these ships would be doing. at 3am. with patrol boats.