Despite a forecast of nasty weather (rain, strong wind), I decided to go to the harbor to catch the arrival of the tanker Valrossa.
While waiting, I wandered along Pier 9.
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth was at Pier 10/11.
Spray from the swells beating against her stern:
Mat protecting the hull of Hokuho Maru:
Honolulu taking the pilot out to Valrossa:
I watched Falls of Clyde rolling at her berth at Pier 7.
Port side of the ship:
Sigh. Poor girl.
Large swell hitting the wall at the end of Pier 7:
Valrossa was approaching the harbor, when I heard a loud “bang” from FOC. Oh-oh. That didn’t sound good. I hurried over to the ship.
Oh great. Problem with the gangway. Again.
Although I haven’t had much to do with the ship (by choice) since I resigned from the organization, I notified the board members and waited until one of them showed up. I could have left then, but I stayed to help.* So much for photos of Valrossa.
The weather improved over the course of the afternoon. I was pleased to get some nice shots of Queen Elizabeth as she left the harbor.
The Star of Honolulu and Navatek I were floating around in the harbor. I assume this was because it was too rough for them to do their normal off-shore dinner cruises?
Star of Honolulu:
With Queen Elizabeth gone, Hokuho Maru was preparing to shift to Pier 10.
Getting ready to remove gangway:
Pulling away from Pier 9:
*Big mahalo to Rick Wilson and the crew of Pi‘ilani (Captain Jeff Page, Chris Vincent, and Bruno Fonoti-Ulufale) for answering the call. You guys are awesome!