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.