Relaxing Saturday

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a nice, carefree Saturday. Usually, there’s something I need to attend to or think about. It was great walking around, enjoying the sun and decent trades.

I spent most of the morning and early afternoon at the harbor (where else).

Westerdam was at Pier 10/11. Rat guards:

Westerdam rat guards

Hoku Ke‘a arrived with a barge (not pictured):

Hoku Ke‘a

Torm Kansas:

Torm Kansas

If you are not sure what company the ship belongs to:

TORM

Mamo:

Mamo

More cars! Pacific Highway:

Pacific Highway

Pacific Highway detail

Part of ramp and some crew members:

Pacific Highway ramp and crew

Bunker barge Ne‘ena being moved from Westerdam over to Pride of America by Namahoe:

Ne‘ena

American Contender hauling a barge…

American Contender

…full of stuff (gravel, rocks, and machinery)

barge with stuff

Namahoe all pau until it’s time to move Ne‘ena again:

Namahoe

Salishan with Matson crane barge Mauna Loa:

Salishan

Before I left the Aloha Tower area, I walked over to Pier 7 to check on things. The state has posted guards to keep people off the pier since it impounded Falls of Clyde, so not able to get too close.

Kulamanu (ex-Rella Mae), another one of the ships being pressured to leave the harbor by the state. Portholes and viewing windows being boarded up with plywood. Hum of engine (or generator).

Kulamanu

Said hello to my old friend. A zebra dove sitting in the top band of the bowsprit cap:

dove on bowsprit

It’s all very sad.

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Morning at the Harbor and Kaiwo Maru

I went down to the harbor to watch the arrival of Kaiwo Maru.

Workers repairing Pier 8:

fixing the pier

Naina headed out:

Naina

The observation area of Aloha Tower provides good views.

Matsonia and Mokihana:

Matsonia and Mokihana

American Challenger:

American Challenger

Kaiwo Maru approaching the harbor, with pilot boat Honolulu returning and tug Mamo waiting:

Kaiwo Maru approaching

Kaiwo Maru with Mamo at the bow:

Kaiwo Maru and Mamo

Approaching Pier 10/11:

Kaiwo Maru to Pier 10

Standing by forward:

standing by

ASD Neil Abercrombie (Tiger 1) at the stern:

Tiger 1 at Kaiwo Maru stern

Job done:

Tiger 1 Abercrombie

Traditional gear, Shonan Maru:

Shonan Maru chafing gear

Out of the blue, I was offered the opportunity to go aboard Kaiwo Maru in the evening! Some photos follow.

Double wheel at the stern:

Kaiwo Maru stern wheel

View forward from the bridge:

view from bridge of Kaiwo Maru

Looking aft along the port side:

view along port side Kaiwo Maru

The obligatory rigging shot:

rigging

Capstan detail:

Kaiwo Maru capstan

Pin rail:

pin rail

Classroom area:

classroom area

Sails stowed down below:

Kaiwo Maru sails stored below

Gangway:

Kaiwo Maru gangway

Goodnight!

Big mahalo to Monique Acosta from Transmarine for the invite! I had a wonderful time on board the ship.

Harbor Primaries

Miki Hana:

Miki Hana

Panthera:

Panthera

Mamo with Panthera:

Mamo

American Contender:

American Contender

American Emerald fenders:

American Emerald tire fenders

Nunui stern detail:

Nunui detail

Judy K and Fortuna:

Judy K and Fortuna

Sights along the way:

old power

tank steps

rain puddles

Manoa’s stack:

stack reflection

Bright car:

primary car

February Ends, March Begins

I came down with a bad cold, so I wasn’t feeling up to posting these earlier.

SATURDAY

Something different. False kamani (Terminalia catalpa) leaves:

false kamani

Cruising around, looking for food:

barracuda

Noke’s stern:

lost shoe Noke

Someone missing a shoe?

American Contender detail:

American Contender detail

SUNDAY

I’m not sure if this is the best solution, but at least someone did something about the boat:

Kulamanu boat

Waiting for BBC Shanghai to leave:

BBC Shanghai

Or, maybe not.

Mamo arriving to assist:

Mamo to BBC Shanghai

Or, maybe not.

Mamo BBC Shanghai

Mamo returning

Well…that was a waste of time.

Nunui:

Nunui

Mikioi assisting Manoa:

Mikioi Manoa

Happy Day!

With the sun comes another opportunity. And a much better one, at that!

I found out that Valrossa was leaving this morning, rather than last night. So, I got my photos after all.

Valrossa

Valrossa bow

Valrossa stern

I was surprised to see the new pilot boat, Puakea, in use. She’s cute!

Puakea

Marine debris being collected:

collecting marine debris

Fishing boat St. Damien:

St Damien

The water in the harbor was back to its normal, calm state.

Here is the wall at the end of Pier 7 for comparison with the photo from Saturday:

back to normal

Part of Kulamanu’s boat is now in the water:

boat needs help

How long before it breaks loose and becomes a hazard?

Niolo with barge Noa:

Niolo with Noa

One of these tugs does not belong:

one does not belong

It’s Noke:

Noke with Horizon Enterprise

Pi‘ilani at the stern of Horizon Enterprise:

Piilani with Horizon Enterprise

Horizon Enterprise headed to the Horizon Lines terminal:

Horizon Enterprise stern

American Emerald’s hull and bumper detail:

American Emerald hull and bumper detail

Nunui’s deck:

Nunui deck