More Sun and Water

I took the day off. Much needed rest and a visit to the harbor again.

Jean Anne arriving:

Jean Anne

Kaiyo Maru was getting ready to leave Pier 9.

Captains Enos and Hopkins along with the ship’s captain:

Capts Enos and Hopkins Kaiyo Maru

Kaiyo Maru crew with fender:

Kaiyo Maru crew with fender

Bye bye!

Kaiyo Maru leaving Pier 9

JD Pringle arrived towing something:

JD Pringle towing something

Very Much Appreciated!

After a few rough weeks, it was wonderful to be allowed to tag along with Captain Enos on the Horizon Reliance job. There is nothing like being out on the water.

On board Honolulu:

Capt Enos on Honolulu

Horizon Reliance:

Horizon Reliance

I love the lines of these old LASH ships!

Pi‘ilani:

sunset Piilani

Mikioi:

Mikioi

P & R boats in the harbor:

P&R boats

Horizon Reliance turning in the basin:

Horizon Reliance turning basin

The Admiral’s Barge (from Pearl Harbor) hauled out on PSI’s dry dock:

Admiral's Barge hauled out

Had a rough week too?

long day

Thanks to Captain Ed Enos and Paul. Feel much better.

Aloha BE Esmeralda

I went to the harbor to watch the departure of Esmeralda.

New Foss tug in town, Pacific Escort:

Pacific Escort

For those of you who care about such things, she has a Voith-Schneider propeller system.

Headed over to Esmeralda on board Mikioi:

Esmeralda from Mikioi

Crew with safety harnesses on:

crew in safety harnesses

A different view of the condor figurehead:

condor figurehead

Just off Pier 7 with pilot boat Kawika:

Esmeralda off Pier 7

Turned around and headed out of the harbor:

Mikioi along side

Esmeralda

Headed back to Pier 21:

back to the pier

Captain Ross Bright:

Captain Bright

Spotted on the pier near the fishing boats, cute kittens playing among some old line:

pier kittens

Mahalo to Michael MacDonald, Rick Wilson, and Whit Olson. Special thanks to Captain Ross Bright and Ryan Cabral.

BE Esmeralda – Morning and Evening

With the Chilean Navy’s barquentine Esmeralda at Pier 9, of course I had to go to the harbor and get photos.

I arrived early enough to catch the hoisting of the colors (U.S. and Chile) and ensign.

Ensign being hoisted on the staff at the stern of the ship:

hoisting the ensign

Smart salute:

saluting ensign

Since she is a navy ship, there are guns on deck:

gun on deck

Starboard light:

starboard light

Condor figurehead:

condor figurehead

There was a sign by the gangway saying that the ship would be open to the public starting later on that morning. Unfortunately, I had to go to work. So, I made plans to return in the afternoon.

Rat guard:

rat guard

Crest on end of bridge wing:

crest

Nice star on wood grating near gangway:

star on wood grating

Capstan detail:

capstan detail

Wheel and bell:

bell and wheel

Fancywork on rail:

fancywork

Circular crest just forward of the bridge:

circular crest

Looking aft:

looking aft

Up aloft:

up aloft

Lowering the ensign at sunset:

lowering the ensign

Light detail:

lights on the ship

ship with lights

Not Always Sunny

Life is not always blue skies and sunshine. Some not so nice views of the harbor courtesy of tropical storm Darby.

Still calm, but those clouds…

cloudy but calm

Mikiala II tied up at Pier 9 with barge Ka-Maluhia:

Mikiala II

Mikiala II with Ka-Maluhia

Ka-Maluhia Plimsoll line:

Ka-Maluhia plimsoll line

Draft marks and ladder:

draft marks and ladder

Rain:

here comes the rain

rain

Time to go!