Last week, I had the opportunity to visit San Francisco for a few days for work.
On Thursday, I was supposed to meet my co-worker at 1000 at the Exploratorium. Waking up super early, I was able to squeeze in a bit of ship spotting to start off the day.
First stop was the old Matson Building on Market Street.
I walked over to the Ferry Building and boarded the ferry to Alameda.
I had noted (via the MarineTraffic app) that Lihue would be arriving and I was hoping to see her at the Matson terminal.
As the ferry pulled away from the pier, I could see Lihue approaching the Bay Bridge.
Talk about good timing! (Yeah, I’m a nut. I hope no one saw the mad grin on my face.)
Looking back at the city:
Royal Melbourne pushing tank barge Bernie Briere:
Oakland gantry cranes:
Passing Kauai at the Matson terminal:
It was great to finally see HMB-1, now owned by Bay Ship, at Alameda:
Sigh. What could have been…
Schnitzer Steel facility:
More old friends, Matsonia and Moku Pahu:
Commuters on board, it was time to head back to San Francisco.
She had some problems related to her engines back in Honolulu, which delayed her departure. Glad she made it to the Bay Area safely.
(She’s currently back in Honolulu. 🙂 )
Sandra Hugh (same class as Pi‘ilani?) assisting:
I saw a dolphin and tried to get a photo, but it didn’t turn out (can only see the top of its dorsal fin).
Passing under the Bay Bridge:
Back on land, a view of the Ferry Building:
Pilot boat San Francisco heading out:
More to come…