Another tough week at work meant that I was looking forward to the weekend.
The day started off at the ship, as usual. I brought the sander with me, but didn’t do any work.
The birds were having a rough week as well.
One of two broken eggs:
The Board of Water Supply people weren’t happy either, as they had to deal with a water main break along Ala Moana Boulevard:
Muddy run off in the harbor:
Well, enough problems. On to the ship spotting for the day.
Different spelling, I know, but I kept thinking of Mr. Hollom. Or a typo trying to type “Gollum”? Either way, not really a good name for a ship.
Tiger 5 assisting:
Moana Holo with Ka-Maluhia:
Kashima Maru, ready to leave, in need of a pilot:
I always enjoy and am very grateful for the opportunities I have been given to tag along with the pilots on the pilot boat. Saturday meant quite a lot to me, as I really, really needed a break from my land-based cares.
Kashima Maru heading out to sea:
Rhapsody of the Seas taking on fuel:
Mokihana departure – setting up pilot ladder:
Rhapsody of the Seas again, later on in the day:
Different view of HR Resolution:
B. Sky, just ‘ewa of HR Resolution:
Clipper Skagen, just ‘ewa of B. Sky:
Out of the harbor, under the Sand Island Bridge, past Hokule‘a:
(Event going on…lots of people!)
Symi is still here!
Going out (very slowly) from the harbor to the offshore anchorage again:
I can see the ocean from my house. I grew up looking at, but not really seeing the harbor. The lights of the ships at anchor offshore, bright but small points in blackness, always seemed so lonely. I never dreamed that I’d get the opportunity to experience things up close.
Kawika headed to the anchorage to await the arrival of Symi:
Fortunately, the ocean was calm. I imagine it must be pretty hellish on a rough day.
Not the best photo, but here’s Symi (finally) with city lights in the distance:
Back in the harbor, two Matson ships at the pier.
Maui arrived first:
Then Kauai (with Mikioi here):
Mahalo to Captains Stenback, Dorflinger, and Brown for humoring the strange person with the camera. Special thanks to Paul.