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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No Refuge Today

Falls of Clyde has become my Hotel California it seems.

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

I am trying to do what I can in this time of crisis, but it really sucks that it feels like I am back on the board.

I was feeling weird and stressed out about things and I had to get away from the computer and answering emails. Visiting the harbor is usually healing. Not today. As much as I tried to ignore her as I stood on the pier by Gordon Biersch, she was there over my shoulder…calling me.

I wish I didn’t care, but that would be like cutting my heart out.

Anyway, I have photos, as usual.

Work on Pier 15 has begun in earnest:

work on Pier 15

Detail of barge and workboat:

workboat and barge details

This buoy has seen better days:

buoy seen better days

Containment boom around Pier 12, which is also being repaired:

containment boom Pier 12

Shonan Maru chafing gear:

Shonan Maru chafing gear

Overseas Kythnos with Ne‘ena alongside:

Overseas Kythnos Ne‘ena

Namahoe executing a graceful spin on her way to move Ne‘ena:

Namahoe

Namahoe spin

Namahoe alongside Ne‘ena

On Ne‘ena:

Ne‘ena detail

You can have your line back now:

you can have your line back

Overseas Kythnos detail:

Overseas Kythnos detail

More fuel barge action. Niolo and Mikioi moving Sasanoa:

Niolo and Mikioi moving Sasanoa

Niolo towing:

Niolo

Mikioi assisting:

Mikioi and Sasanoa

Maunawili arriving:

Maunawili bow

Maunawili

Hello to Jesse. It was nice meeting and talking with you.

Beautiful Day

It was such a lovely day that any thoughts of going to the office vanished once I stepped out of the house.

Manuokekai:

Manuokekai

Foss tugs were helping out with fuel barges today.

Mikioi with Ne‘ena before the the barge was towed out of the harbor by Namahoe (hidden behind the barge):

Mikioi helping out with Ne‘ena

Mamo with Alaska Mariner and barge Capella moving to Pier 1:

Mamo assisting with Capella

Nice to see Eleu!

Eleu

Splendid Ace:

Splendid Ace

(Check out the difference in size between Eleu and Mikioi)

Splendid Ace crew:

Splendid Ace crew

Alaska Mariner is a smart-looking tug:

Alaska Mariner

Manukai:

Manukai

I posted a picture of Fortuna a little while back. Here’s another one:

Fortuna

I’ve been keeping an eye on her. Maybe the State should as well? It would be pretty pathetic if she ends up like Judy K.

The waterfront mix of the day:

waterfront mix

(Matson barge Haleakala, Alaska Mariner, Grand Princess)