Hanging around…but not frowning.
A quick look around the ship before heading to Pier 9 to get pics of USCGC Polar Star:
Earlier in the year, the icebreaker was asked to aid in operations to free the ice-bound ships Akademik Shokalskiy and Xue Long before conditions improved and they managed to free themselves.
Satsumaseiun Maru crew looking on:
Back on the ship, I spent part of the time tidying up the fo’c'sle.
There was dirt and debris from the fo’c'sle head plywood project that hadn’t been cleaned up.
Like the muck in the waterways, it was bothering me.
Soooo…I took care of it:
As usual, there was the temptation to have a closer look at things in the area.
One of the port hawseholes:
Got some different views of things by sticking my fancy phone out through the hawsehole.
Bottom edge of trailboard with the part of the “D” and the “E” in “Clyde”:
Part of the hull and the towing cable:
After measuring the ullages, I was ready to go, but it started raining. I decided to stay on the pier and wait until the rain abated a bit.
Mokihana was turning off of Pier 7.
Rain water pouring from a scupper:
(The pic looks grainy because of the rain.)
Mokihana’s stern looking rather ghostly as she headed out of the harbor, and a fishing boat, less so:
The rain eventually stopped and it was time to go.