Yesterday (Sunday) was too nice of a day to spend lazing about at home, so I decided to head down to the harbor. My goal was to get a photo of the car carrier Lapis Arrow, but I missed the arrival of the ship because I ended up having a nice chat with someone I hadn’t seen in quite a while. I’ve been feeling a bit down again due to various circumstances, but he said a few things that helped cheer me up. Much appreciated, frank, sensible talk from a mariner.
I stopped by the ship to check on some things and did a couple of small tasks I didn’t get to do on Saturday.
The atmosphere at Pier 9 was festive with music from ARC Gloria. Lots of people touring the ship:
It’s nice to see there is local interest in tall ships. Or, is the ship merely a novelty?
Detail of ensign:
A trip up to the observation area of Aloha Tower provided a different view:
Did I mention it was a nice day?
View over the harbor, looking westward:
Detail of area by Piers 30–32, with B. Ace (see Saturday’s post), Chevron’s Florida Voyager, and Lapis Arrow:
A sad reminder of what was:
At the risk of becoming a nuisance, I gathered up my courage to ask if I could go out on the pilot boat again. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, eh?
Here’s Florida Voyager from a different angle:
Kwai was between Florida Voyager and Lapis Arrow:
Stern of Lapis Arrow:
As car carriers go, she’s prettier than a lot of the ones I’ve seen, due to her vibrant colors.
View of bow:
Hey, there’s my house! A shout out to everyone up on ‘Alewa Heights
R.J. Pfeiffer and a containerless Manoa:
R.J. Pfeiffer rat guards:
Manoa’s bow with old APL eagle visible:
Another view of ARC Gloria:
Yeah, that rail on the poop deck looks good.
It was time for Lapis Arrow to leave.
Looking back toward the harbor:
Hello Plimsoll Line!
Smiling crew at the pilot ladder:
As I said, things worked out after all. I got my photos of Lapis Arrow, courtesy of Paul, Captain Tom Heberle, and Captain Sinclair Brown. A BIG mahalo!
Hawai‘i is a maritime state. As such, it would be great if there was more of a connection to what goes on in the harbors around the state. Hopefully, my photos provide my friends and people who stumble across this blog a brief peek into a world that they don’t get to see very often, if at all.