Divine Ace a little ahead of schedule. I made it just in time to get some shots before she left the harbor.
Noordam heaving line stuck:
Crew member adjusting rat guards:
A group of crocodile needlefish hanging around:
Adjusting fenders between Fukushima Maru and the pier:
“Why, hello little pilot boat.” Pi‘ilani and Kawika:
Harbor mamo and papio mingle:
Also spotted in the harbor…uh oh…a roi or peacock grouper (Cephalopholis argus), which is an invasive species:
Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) looking for a meal:
I came down with a bad cold, so I wasn’t feeling up to posting these earlier.
Something different. False kamani (Terminalia catalpa) leaves:
Cruising around, looking for food:
Someone missing a shoe?
American Contender detail:
I’m not sure if this is the best solution, but at least someone did something about the boat:
Waiting for BBC Shanghai to leave:
Or, maybe not.
Mamo arriving to assist:
Or, maybe not.
Well…that was a waste of time.
Mikioi assisting Manoa:
I really should have been doing some housework, but yesterday was such a lovely day!
First stop was FOC. Old habits die hard.
I was curious to see if anything was going on. No one was there. 😦 Shame, as it was a perfect day to do work on deck. Oh well. Moving on…
Natoma was heading out:
Star Princess was at Pier 10.
While I was up on the Aloha Tower observation deck, a lovely family from Boston asked me where Diamond Head was.
They showed me the text in the tourist publication that said one could see Diamond Head from the tower.
I admit that I was quite dismayed that all that was visible through all of the buildings was just a small slice of mountain. No wonder they were confused!
Nakolo at Pier 14:
School of papio:
Poor Moku Ahi. I guess someone is looking after her though. Still shiny:
Jury-rig fence repair with part of an old fan, producing something that looks like a steel spider’s web:
Ao Shibi IV:
Didn’t I say it was a nice day? Look at how clear the mountains are!
Gasp! A flying thing! Hawaiian Airlines plane overhead:
Ocean Pathfinder heading past Mokihana:
I saw something moving in the water. At first I thought it might be a sea turtle, but it wasn’t behaving like one:
My best guess from what I saw…some sort of large ray?
Mikioi and the mystery animal in the foreground:
Mikioi again with Mokihana shifting to Pier 32:
Horizon Lines gantry crane at work unloading Horizon Spirit:
As I was watching Mokihana, a fishing boat arrived at the pier. There were already a number of boats tied up and the captain was trying to squeeze in to the space that was left. The maritime version of parallel parking.
This was not a good idea: