I had the day off, so I decided to go to the harbor to have lunch on the pier and do some ship spotting.
The gate to the pier has seen a bit of use (and abuse) over the past few years. When I arrived at the ship, it was looking quite wonky:
Natural wear and tear or someone messing with it? Hm.
Lunch consisted of miso soup and a spicy ahi poke/ikura bowl:
While waiting for the photographic target of the day, I dawdled about at the end of the pier.
Hoku Ke‘a passed by, towing a barge:
A couple of Hawaiian cleaner wrasses have set up cleaning stations near the edge of the pier. They are quite popular. The most striking customers today were a school of omilu and my old friend, the crocodile needlefish.
Cleaner wrasse on the “port” side:
Finally, NYK’s Dione Leader left the harbor:
I didn’t do any work on the ship today, as I am anticipating a long day on Saturday. I did go aboard briefly to fetch a large zip-tie to do a quick repair to the gate.
All’s well on the tween deck:
I walked over to Pier 9 to have a look at Kaiyo Maru. I was pleased that I was able to add a couple more photos to my idea files.
I was awed that someone took the time to put Turk’s heads on the chafing gear. Very nice touch!
With the plan to turn Aloha Tower Marketplace into dorms, I thought I’d take a photo of the fish tiles by the restroom before they go away:
Speaking of going away, there will be no New Year’s fireworks, according to a PBN article pointed out by Captain Ed Enos. I know the displays are quite expensive, but…
Leaving the area, ran across a couple of Harbor Police cars. One of the two:
Good to see them! Keep the shady characters away…