…a post without Matson ships!
After a quiet Sunday morning doing mundane household stuff, it was off to the harbor to do some ship spotting (what else is new).
The schedule indicated that a ship called Moneyball was arriving after noon. Curious name. It sounded like some mega-yacht, but a Google search revealed it was a cargo vessel.
Hokulani passed by while I was waiting:
A plume of smoke in the distance indicated that the Makakilo brush fire was still going:
Moneyball with Pi‘ilani and Mikioi:
I was fortunate to be invited (unplanned) to go out on the pilot boat. :D
Tanker Polar Resolution at the offshore anchorage:
It’s always something to see these big gals up close!
Back to the harbor and more of Moneyball at Pier 11 with Pi‘ilani:
Her old name Pacific Tramp is still quite visible on her hull.
Kawika and Pauwela at Pier 19:
Sand Island bridge:
Moving Pauwela on to the trailer:
Recently, I’ve been posting quite a bit about Horizon Lines ships. For whatever reason, their schedule has been more photo friendly.
Horizon Enterprise was arriving just around sunset.
Heading out on board Kawika:
A different view of Polar Resolution:
Horizon Enterprise with Diamond Head in the background:
Heading in, passing by H buoy (with boobies):
Back in the harbor:
At the pier:
Moneyball on the way back to Pier 19:
Thanks to Captains Dorflinger, Brown, and Baker. Special thanks to Paul for a great day!
In my previous post, I forgot to mention that it was great to see that the fairy tern chick in the breadfruit tree by FOC has fledged. Good luck little one!