I went to the harbor to watch the departure of Esmeralda.
New Foss tug in town, Pacific Escort:
For those of you who care about such things, she has a Voith-Schneider propeller system.
Headed over to Esmeralda on board Mikioi:
Crew with safety harnesses on:
A different view of the condor figurehead:
Just off Pier 7 with pilot boat Kawika:
Turned around and headed out of the harbor:
Headed back to Pier 21:
Captain Ross Bright:
Spotted on the pier near the fishing boats, cute kittens playing among some old line:
Mahalo to Michael MacDonald, Rick Wilson, and Whit Olson. Special thanks to Captain Ross Bright and Ryan Cabral.