I find cargo ships fascinating. I think it’s because of the variety of configurations they come in.
When I arrived at the harbor this morning, Nine Frontier was taking on fuel and getting ready to leave. She is a wood chip carrier.
Instead of heading right over to FOC, I decided to wait in order to take some photos.
My favorite shot of the day! Nine Frontier crew member with rat guard:
A different sight on the pier:
Playing fetch with a monkey fist (appropriate) until it was time for the ship to unmoor:
Pilot ladder and gangway:
Turning after leaving Pier 10/11:
Aomori Maru arrived at Pier 9 as Nine Frontier was leaving.
Crew members getting ready to place fenders between the ship and the pier:
Unusual to see a Horizon Lines ship at this location:
After getting my fill for the day of sanding and varnishing, I went with a friend for a late lunch/early dinner. We picked up some food and went to sit on one of the hillocks in Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park.
It was nice to see a number of humpback whales off shore:
(The white blot in the photo is a whale spouting.)
Some were in/near the harbor channel. I hope they don’t get hit by any of the ships arriving or departing the harbor.
A nice finish to a fairly good day: