Yeah. It was bad.
I really considered whether things are still worth the frustration and bad feelings. Up to now, I’ve always said “yes” without hesitation. Now, I’m not so sure.
One thing that came out if it, was a clear indication and understanding of where I stand. It’s not in a good place. I don’t like it. However, there is nothing I can do about it. I can’t change people. I can only change myself and the way I think.
I take comfort in the support of friends and those who know and understand old ships (you know who you are). That support is precious and I thank you. It’s kept me from walking away.
Anyway…enough doom and gloom.
A mishmash of things today.
Another rivet bit to add to the collection:
It’s not a recent occurrence, as it was in a pile of debris. (Wow, odd angle, my hand looks stunted.)
The frame where it probably popped off from:
NEWS! It’s noted on the Friends of Falls of Clyde website, so I can finally say something here. Dry dock is happening soon. Yes. That’s the plan anyway. Nothing is firm yet.
With that in mind, there are things to do.
One of my projects is seeing that the pumping system is in order and completed. It works as it is now, but we still need to extend the line to the two #1 tanks and the pump room.
I took an inventory of what we have on hand:
Paul arrived at the ship and said something that made me laugh. Laughs have been in short supply lately, so that was quite nice. Discussion, a walk through the ship, and he was on his way.
I finished the small project that I was working on, which was to replace the stretched-out bungee/”Posted – No Trespassing” sign combo:
Purely cosmetic, but I do take pride in making the ship as presentable as possible given the circumstances.
I actually nodded off for a bit in my chair on the ship. After that, I didn’t feel like doing anything else. Time to go.
Mokihana was leaving, so I went to the end of the pier to watch.
Saw something curious stuck to the wall (next to a nice healthy wana):
A bit of Googling…Nudibranch eggs? That would be cool. I like nudibranchs.
Grace and steel:
For a change, I decided to head over to Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park.
Lots of ‘a‘ama, popular rock:
A marbled blenny, I think?
I like blennies too.
A series of photos from a different perspective (see Making a Day of It for the view from the pilot boat)…
Mokihana in the distance, on the way to California:
Honolulu headed out to Maui:
Maui in the distance:
Maui in the Honolulu Harbor channel:
Maui in the harbor:
Boat of the day, Noho Loa:
“On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place.
If the summer change to winter, yours is no disgrace.”