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:

Matsonia

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

fairy tern

Kauai:

Kauai

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:

Mamo

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:

Kawika

Mikioi waiting for Cap Blanche:

Mikioi

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…

Mahimahi:

Mahimahi

Cable ship IT Intrepid:

IT Intrepid

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

Finally!

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:

Mikioi

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

Lights:

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

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:

Niolo

Mikioi assisting:

Mikioi and Sasanoa

Maunawili arriving:

Maunawili bow

Maunawili

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