…was ARC Gloria. Nice to see so many people interested in the ship.
But first, a bit about FOC. Maintenance as usual. Thought I’d have to pump some of the ballast water between tanks, but things hadn’t changed much from last week.
The trend of things appearing on the deck is growing slightly alarming. The seeds/nuts were harmless. Last week, there was a dead fish. This week there was a dead chick:
Wonder what I’ll find next week?
B. Ace arriving:
Fukushima Maru backing up to Pier 8:
Fukushima Maru‘s chafing gear:
Back to Gloria. As I mentioned, a lot of people showed up to have a look at the ship.
I posted a photo of the ship the last time she was here, so I don’t want to repeat that.
Oh, all right. Here’s the obligatory rigging shot:
I was much more interested in details this time around.
Chafing gear. I like the use of the Columbian flag colors (repeated around the ship):
Turk’s heads on a boom:
More turk’s heads protecting a rail:
Slightly faded, but nice whipping:
I’m afraid that my coils of line on FOC are super boring, having examined the ones on Gloria.
Lots of bits to shine!
Block with nice crest:
Detail from port side of windlass:
Saved this one for last:
It made me smile. 🙂