A pleasant day at the harbor except for a rather grim discovery.
I was looking at the larger lines stored on the pier. Some of the ends aren’t whipped, so they aren’t in the best condition.
(If you’re squeamish, stop reading now.)
I saw something that looked superficially like the image above. Upon closer inspection, I noticed some bones.
It turned out to be the remains of a cat.
I’ve never seen any cats wandering around in the area, so it’s rather strange. In a previous post, I mentioned the bait stations that have been set out around the pier to kill rats. I wonder if this poor cat’s death was a result of catching/eating a poisoned mouse or rat?
Anyway, I’m just glad it was on the pier and not on the ship.
A couple of random photos…
Looking aft along hull:
Old wire seizing:
The door leading to the aft cabins has been missing a proper handle for a long time. Up to now, there was just some thin line looped through the hole where a handle should be:
It worked, but seemed a bit ghetto. I thought I could make something super simple that would look a little better.
In the harbor…
Sider Colombia arriving:
A better photo, than one I posted earlier this month, of Mikioi with the Foss logo:
And Pi‘ilani, also with the Foss logo:
Veendam rat guard: