Ela Effects

Horribly hot and humid today due to the effects of former tropical storm Ela on local weather conditions. I didn’t feel like doing my normal walk around the harbor, but I still managed to get some photos.

Matsonia safe in port after a loss of power due to engine problems:


My best flying fairy/white tern (Gygis alba) shot yet:

fairy tern



While watching Kauai, there was a splash in the water just a few feet from where I was standing on the pier. It was a honu.

A bit too slow with the camera:

just missed it

Kauai bow lookout:

Kauai bow detail

Mamo passing by Kauai:


Friday Off – Pre 4th of July

I was very happy to have Friday off. I spent part of the afternoon on board Pi‘ilani.

Following Mikioi out of the harbor (H buoy, Cap Blanche, and Kawika in the distance):

Mikioi heading out

Kawika heading back to the harbor:


Mikioi waiting for Cap Blanche:


Cap Blanche

Approaching the ship:

approaching Cap Blanche

View along the hull from Pi‘ilani:

view down the hull

It was very cool to observe things from the tug. I usually watch from shore.

Also in the harbor…



Cable ship IT Intrepid:

IT Intrepid

A big mahalo to Michael MacDonald, Rick Wilson, Deron Schade, and Larry Lamarca. Hello to Paul!


Yesterday, I managed to get over to the harbor to get my first photos of Pasha’s new ship Marjorie C:

Marjorie C

Horizon Consumer was shifting from Pier 51 to Pier 2.

Passing Manukai and Manoa:

Matson ships and Horizon Consumer

Horizon Consumer

Mikioi at the bow:


Pi‘ilani at the stern:

Pi‘ilani Horizon Consumer

Evening at the harbor:

early evening at harbor

Brief Stop

I didn’t think I was going to get any photos this weekend, but I managed to pay a short visit to the Kewalo Basin area.

Point Panic wave and bodysurfers with Manukai in the distance:

Manukai and Point Panic wave

Persistence Lab next to Honua:

Persistence Lab

Modern sampan Nisei detail:

Nisei detail

Late Start

Missed bus, so decided to walk down the hill rather than wait for an hour.

View from the heights of today’s target:

view from the heights

Iver Exact:

Iver Exact

Nohea with barge Noa:

Nohea with Noa


light fixtures