Elegant Ace arriving:
Stern and ramp detail:
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 took the morning off from work to watch the arrival of Nippon Maru. I got to the harbor shortly after sunrise. I love the light at that time of day.
Harbour Loyalty and Tacoma Trader:
Mamo at the bow:
Looking along the hull from Pi‘ilani:
Aloha Tower from alongside Pier 10:
Kawika passing by, waiting for the pilot:
Getting the line back:
I like how the shape of the building echoes the masts:
From Nippon Maru it was over to Paradise Ace:
Another view of Nippon Maru dwarfed by the buildings of downtown Honolulu:
Mahalo to Rick Wilson and Michael MacDonald. Special thanks to Captain Kahoekapu.