Ela Effects

Horribly hot and humid today due to the effects of former tropical storm Ela on local weather conditions. I didn’t feel like doing my normal walk around the harbor, but I still managed to get some photos.

Matsonia safe in port after a loss of power due to engine problems:


My best flying fairy/white tern (Gygis alba) shot yet:

fairy tern



While watching Kauai, there was a splash in the water just a few feet from where I was standing on the pier. It was a honu.

A bit too slow with the camera:

just missed it

Kauai bow lookout:

Kauai bow detail

Mamo passing by Kauai:


Friday Off – Pre 4th of July

I was very happy to have Friday off. I spent part of the afternoon on board Pi‘ilani.

Following Mikioi out of the harbor (H buoy, Cap Blanche, and Kawika in the distance):

Mikioi heading out

Kawika heading back to the harbor:


Mikioi waiting for Cap Blanche:


Cap Blanche

Approaching the ship:

approaching Cap Blanche

View along the hull from Pi‘ilani:

view down the hull

It was very cool to observe things from the tug. I usually watch from shore.

Also in the harbor…



Cable ship IT Intrepid:

IT Intrepid

A big mahalo to Michael MacDonald, Rick Wilson, Deron Schade, and Larry Lamarca. Hello to Paul!


Yesterday, I managed to get over to the harbor to get my first photos of Pasha’s new ship Marjorie C:

Marjorie C

Horizon Consumer was shifting from Pier 51 to Pier 2.

Passing Manukai and Manoa:

Matson ships and Horizon Consumer

Horizon Consumer

Mikioi at the bow:


Pi‘ilani at the stern:

Pi‘ilani Horizon Consumer

Evening at the harbor:

early evening at harbor

Late Start

Missed bus, so decided to walk down the hill rather than wait for an hour.

View from the heights of today’s target:

view from the heights

Iver Exact:

Iver Exact

Nohea with barge Noa:

Nohea with Noa


light fixtures

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 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:


Mikioi assisting:

Mikioi and Sasanoa

Maunawili arriving:

Maunawili bow


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