Taking a Break

Surprise, surprise…I didn’t go to the ship yesterday. I was invited to go on a 6-hour sail on a catamaran.

It seems that Honolulu Harbor isn’t the only place with cool fish. Walking from the parking lot to where the boat was located at Kewalo Basin, I saw male and female spotted boxfishes, a humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa (Rhinecanthus rectangulus), and squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana).


There were three of them and it was fun to watch them change colors.

Anyway, on to the more scenic stuff.

Here’s the view looking toward the entrance to Honolulu Harbor. The Star of Honolulu is leaving for her morning whale watching cruise:

Star of Honolulu

On the way out, it was a real treat to see a Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi):

monk seal cropped

Canoe with Diamond Head in the background:

paddlers Diamond Head



Hawaiian green turtle (Chelonia mydas) poking its head above the water:

green sea turtle

Diamond Head with lighthouse at lower right:

Diamond Head

The wind was blowing from the south/southwest, so the aircraft approaching Honolulu International Airport adjusted their flight paths accordingly. This brought them closer to shore than normal.

Hawaiian aircraft

Looking into Honolulu Harbor with downtown Honolulu in the background:

downtown Honolulu

Can you see Falls of Clyde? 😉

Oo, I think I see my house!


On the return to the berth at Kewalo, a different view of the poor Kula Kai:

Kula Kai

The stern to the right belongs to a modern sampan, Nisei.

It was a long, but fun day.


One comment on “Taking a Break

  1. Buck says:

    Mahalo for the photos of the water… much appreciated by those of us in the chilly Northeast US!

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