The past week was another unhappy, long, and stressful one. Still unhappy for the same reasons. I’m not sure what to do, if anything, about it all. Walking away from a tough situation is not in my character, but it’s so damn tempting.
Yesterday wasn’t a typical Saturday. I arrived at the ship at my usual time. However, I didn’t stay very long as I had made a last-minute appointment to see a doctor for something that was bugging me.
Near the ship, a trumpet fish was floating head down, trying to be stealthy:
Maybe hiding amongst some debris will help?
A young crocodile needlefish was having better luck at looking stick-like;
A good-sized omilu (wrasse for scale) visiting the cleaning station at the end of the pier:
I managed to get some shots of MTM Antwerp arriving before I had to dash off for my appointment:
Since it was such a nice day, I decided to return to the harbor area. I walked from Aloha Tower to Pier 38.
I picked up some tarred seine twine at POP:
Mmmm…poke bowl from Nico’s for lunch:
I have to admit, it was a nice change of scenery.
It seems the fish are making a comeback from the molasses spill. Here’s a juvenile sailfin tang:
I also saw a large crocodile needlefish, two barracudas, and a nice school of something…could have been aholehole.
A couple of ‘a‘ama were facing off on the rocks:
(The one on the right won.)
I was there in time for another ship-spotting opportunity. Symi was shifting from Matson’s pier to Horizon’s.
Needed three tugs (Pi‘ilani, Mamo, and Mikioi – not in photo above), due to engine trouble, I understand.
So close and yet so far…
Honolulu approaching the pier.
I wasn’t expecting a ride, but was offered one. Gladly accepted!
YB barge Kala‘enalu:
Fishing boat Princess Jasmine at sea:
Captain Lenny Stenback and Maui:
Back in the harbor and trailing behind another YB barge, Ha‘aheo:
Nothing like a nice day in pleasant company to raise one’s spirits!
Mahalo to Captains Sinclair Brown, Lenny Stenback, and Paul!