Elegant Ace arriving:
Stern and ramp detail:
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:
Hoku Ke‘a arrived with a barge (not pictured):
If you are not sure what company the ship belongs to:
More cars! Pacific Highway:
Part of ramp and some crew members:
Bunker barge Ne‘ena being moved from Westerdam over to Pride of America by Namahoe:
American Contender hauling a barge…
…full of stuff (gravel, rocks, and machinery)
Namahoe all pau until it’s time to move Ne‘ena again:
Salishan with Matson crane barge Mauna Loa:
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).
Said hello to my old friend. A zebra dove sitting in the top band of the bowsprit cap:
It’s all very sad.
I took the morning off from work to watch the arrival of Nippon Maru. I got to the harbor shortly after sunrise. I love the light at that time of day.
Harbour Loyalty and Tacoma Trader:
Mamo at the bow:
Looking along the hull from Pi‘ilani:
Aloha Tower from alongside Pier 10:
Kawika passing by, waiting for the pilot:
Getting the line back:
I like how the shape of the building echoes the masts:
From Nippon Maru it was over to Paradise Ace:
Another view of Nippon Maru dwarfed by the buildings of downtown Honolulu:
Mahalo to Rick Wilson and Michael MacDonald. Special thanks to Captain Kahoekapu.