Elegant Ace arriving:
Stern and ramp detail:
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a nice, carefree Saturday. Usually, there’s something I need to attend to or think about. It was great walking around, enjoying the sun and decent trades.
I spent most of the morning and early afternoon at the harbor (where else).
Westerdam was at Pier 10/11. Rat guards:
Hoku Ke‘a arrived with a barge (not pictured):
If you are not sure what company the ship belongs to:
More cars! Pacific Highway:
Part of ramp and some crew members:
Bunker barge Ne‘ena being moved from Westerdam over to Pride of America by Namahoe:
American Contender hauling a barge…
…full of stuff (gravel, rocks, and machinery)
Namahoe all pau until it’s time to move Ne‘ena again:
Salishan with Matson crane barge Mauna Loa:
Before I left the Aloha Tower area, I walked over to Pier 7 to check on things. The state has posted guards to keep people off the pier since it impounded Falls of Clyde, so not able to get too close.
Kulamanu (ex-Rella Mae), another one of the ships being pressured to leave the harbor by the state. Portholes and viewing windows being boarded up with plywood. Hum of engine (or generator).
Said hello to my old friend. A zebra dove sitting in the top band of the bowsprit cap:
It’s all very sad.
I went down to the harbor to watch the arrival of Kaiwo Maru.
Workers repairing Pier 8:
Naina headed out:
The observation area of Aloha Tower provides good views.
Matsonia and Mokihana:
Kaiwo Maru approaching the harbor, with pilot boat Honolulu returning and tug Mamo waiting:
Kaiwo Maru with Mamo at the bow:
Approaching Pier 10/11:
Standing by forward:
ASD Neil Abercrombie (Tiger 1) at the stern:
Traditional gear, Shonan Maru:
Out of the blue, I was offered the opportunity to go aboard Kaiwo Maru in the evening! Some photos follow.
Double wheel at the stern:
View forward from the bridge:
Looking aft along the port side:
The obligatory rigging shot:
Sails stowed down below:
Big mahalo to Monique Acosta from Transmarine for the invite! I had a wonderful time on board the ship.
Another morning at the harbor 😀
Canoes crossing the channel:
Namahoe after hauling fuel barge over to Pride of America:
Reflection on hull of Fanfare:
Finally leaving after spending a week in the harbor:
Cattleya Ace also ready to leave:
Malama being hauled out:
Tira Lani arriving alongside Cattleya Ace:
Old line recycled as chafing gear:
Captain Brown and Cattleya Ace crew members:
Last, but not least, the very cute Weeks tug, Roberta G.
Mahalo to Captains Dorflinger and Brown. Thanks to Paul.
I arrived at the harbor to catch the departure of Sichem Edinburgh and was surprised and very pleased to find Fanfare tied up at Pier 9. Honolulu was an unscheduled stop due to engine problems.
The nice thing about having the ship at Pier 9 is the chance to have a good look at her.
Bulbous bow marking:
Lots of cool textures:
While I was checking out the hull, I was invited by Captain Enos to go out on the pilot boat for the Sichem Edinburgh job. 😀
Stern view of Fanfare while heading over to Sichem Edinburgh:
Job done, Captain Enos disembarks:
Nunui with a bone in her teeth:
Some of the HART train components at Pier 1:
I was also allowed to go out on the B. Sky job.
Alongside B. Sky at the pier with Hilo Bay astern of her:
Mamo assisting with Kukahi:
Back to Fanfare!
More hull textures:
Draft marks and Plimsoll line:
Hatch cover details:
Winches on the foredeck:
Mahalo to Captains Enos and Collins. Special thanks to Paul.
Day Off = Go to Harbor
Horizon Spirit (my first of her with her Pasha Hawaii paint job, I think):
Looks like Nico’s is doing well:
Marsupial & Extinct Bird? 😉 Wonder if tourists from Australia and New Zealand scratch their heads?
Grain storage detail:
BBC Amisia departure delayed. I was rather disappointed I couldn’t get a good photo due to the fuel barge.
Nene, which I consider a “cute” tug (along with Noke):