Here is the weekly ship-spotting report…ha!
I arrived at the harbor earlier than normal to catch the departure of Gulf Rastaq. Cup of coffee in hand, I went to Pier 9 to wait for the ship to go by.
The pier was peaceful and the water calm. Soul healing. Time for some quiet reflection.
Wild Thing is still there:
She’s been moved to the end of the pier, which seems much more sensible than smack dab in the middle.
Kaiyu Maru flying the Blue Peter:
The Matson gantry cranes and reflections:
Is it just me or are the bow and stern areas nicely painted, but not the area in between? Weird.
On to FOC.
There always seems to be something new and strange.
A sign and an old raft have appeared on the pier:
The walk around the ship produced another handful of bird gifts (seeds), a bone fragment, and two small egg shells:
Hard to see (phone camera), but there was a small school of omilu hanging around on the port side:
Aside from the routine tasks, I spent a bit of time in the area of the tween deck located above the pump room.
Part of a Lunkenheimer valve just beneath the deckhead:
Here is a link to an article that gives some history of the company: Connecting past and future, art and commerce
There is always something new to discover/learn. That is the one of the reasons I love spending time on the ship.
I didn’t feel very productive, so I decided to go home.
I spotted some squid on the Kulamanu side of the pier:
While I was attempting to get a decent photo of them (not successful), Captain Ed Enos happened to walk by. We had an interesting chat regarding FOC and the waterfront as a whole.
It’s weird how one event leads to another sometimes.