Got a taste of winter weather…rainy and slightly chilly.
The rain meant that tasks like painting and varnishing stuff on deck couldn’t be done. Oh well. Lots of other things to work on!
I checked for leaks and placed buckets, as I usually do when it rains. They inevitably get used or moved around when they are dry and empty. To try to stop this from happening, I started writing “Rain Bucket – Do Not Move” on them as I set them out this morning. That got old really fast, so I decided to do something else.
Since I’ve been studying the condition of other ships’ chafing gear, I thought that it was important to see to FOC’s.
The bollards are in awkward places, so FOC’s mooring lines aren’t ideally placed. For example these rub against the rail along the edge of the pier:
I can’t remember when we put this set of chafing gear on, but they needed replacing as they were worn through.
Old gear and twine removed:
New gear in place:
I was visited by a male sparrow, who thought standing on one of the lines was a good thing:
While taking a short break, I spotted a spotted porcupine fish (the pale blob). Unfortunately, the camera focused on the rusty ladder instead of the fish:
Here’s a slightly better shot:
I watched Mokihana pull away from Pier 1. She was facing the wrong direction, so she had to turn around in order to leave the harbor.
Mikioi assisting Mokihana:
Finally, the decommissioned Coast Guard cutter Jarvis leaving the harbor: