While other people were at the beach or the park for the 4th of July holiday, I was at the harbor. Yeah, ship nerd with no life. :P
It’s a good thing that I checked the schedule when I woke up, as things had changed. I would have been very sad had I arrived at the harbor at the time I had originally planned to.
I made it just in time to catch Horizon Reliance (a rare daytime opportunity):
Mamo at the bow:
Mikioi at the stern:
Leaving the harbor:
Not the best photo of Clipper Skagen, but I like the view of the Wai‘anae range in the background:
USCGC Rush dressed for the holiday:
A trio (parents and youngster?) of fairy terns soaring gracefully over the water:
Mamo and Mikioi heading out to the next job (tanker Morning Haruka in the distance):
Morning Haruka at the Horizon terminal:
Longshoremen taking care of things on the pier:
Attempting to set up the rat guards:
It was rather gusty so he couldn’t get them in place on the lines. He ended up just leaving them hanging loose.
Captain Al Dorflinger boarding the pilot boat:
On to another tanker, Jag Lalit:
Approaching the anchorage (D):
Different view of the bow:
Captain Sinclair Brown disembarking:
A hearty thanks to all the mariners working during the holiday.
Mahalo to Paul and Captains Dorflinger and Brown.