Aside from the opportunity to work on a one-of-a-kind, National Historic Landmark ship, there are some additional perks to slaving away on board FOC.
Big mahalo to Captain Ed Enos for giving the okay for one of the volunteers to ride out with him in the pilot boat yesterday morning. Also, thanks to Paul for being so gracious, as usual!
Early morning, with partial rainbow:
Tug of the day…Pacific Challenger taking the fuel barge Ne‘ena over to Pride of America:
Not the greatest photo (bad angle), but here’s Captain Enos getting ready to go aboard MELL Stamford:
Need to work on my action shots!
Anyway, while I’m thinking about it, a short aside. Mariana Express Lines Ltd. (MELL) is based in Singapore. It makes sense for the company to have a ship named “Stamford.” Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles is considered the “Father of Singapore.”
MELL Stamford at sea:
A visit to Kewalo Basin before returning to Honolulu Harbor.
Tiger 9 and shipyard buildings:
Treasure Seeker, the pirate-theme ship:
MELL Stamford in the harbor:
Different view of one of the Horizon Lines cranes:
Bridge to Sand Island:
Also in port is Pacific Tracker:
More of her later.
The fun of zipping about on board Kawika came to an end and it was back to Pier 7.
B&W study of a wooden boat on the pier:
Yes, it does rain at the harbor.
Fortunately, the puddles evaporate quickly in the hot sun:
Part of the aft bulkhead of port tank #5 that was obscured by old wood shelving:
Aftpeak…still scary, but stable:
Birds need to go elsewhere to s(h)it:
Kaiyu Maru at Pier 8:
Kaiyu Maru’s colorful chafing gear:
Up on Aloha Tower for a different view.
Can’t see the bird poo at this distance:
Pacific Tracker again:
Detail of aft dome:
Rat guards and lots of line:
Back to street level and more rat guards at Pacific Tracker’s bow:
Finally, something to add to my fish spotting list. A saddleback butterflyfish (with friends):