More time on the pilot boat!
On the way out of the harbor, the Coast Guard working on a buoy:
Captain Ed Enos getting ready to go aboard Coral Bay:
Mega yacht Vava II
(Just a small fraction of what it cost to build this yacht would be nice to help FOC.)
Coral Bay at the pier:
Coral Bay rat guards:
Hachinohe Maru, a wood chip ship:
Thanks to Captain Ed Enos!
I am a fan of traditional music, especially that of the British Isles. With their history and culture intertwined with the sea, it is no surprise to find many tunes and songs that have maritime themes.
One of my favorite Welsh songs is “Llongau Caernarfon” (Ships of Caernarfon). I first heard the Ar Log version many moons ago on NPR’s “Thistle & Shamrock” program. The song is about a lad who is at the harbor watching the sailing ships taking on cargo and getting ready to sail. He wants to be a sailor and longs to go to sea on board one of them.
“Toc daw’r stemar bach i’w towio…”
National Maritime Museum: Steam tug ‘Ben More’ on the Thames
“Shortly, a small steamer (tug) comes to tow them…”
For anyone looking for information related to Welsh maritime history, this excellent site (focus on north Wales) is a good place to start:
Hysbysrwydd Arforol Gwynedd / Gwynedd Maritime Database
Pacific Success passing under the Golden Gate Bridge:
A neat thing was seeing ships that have called at Honolulu Harbor in the past.
One of these is Chevron’s Oregon Voyager:
Note: That’s SS Jeremiah O’Brien in the dry dock to the right.
From June of last year:
Matson’s Lihue next to the dry dock:
And, yes, I guess I’ve been spending too much time at Honolulu Harbor, because I could recognize this as a Matson ship:
It’s Maui approaching the Bay this past Monday.
According to the Honolulu Harbor shipping schedule, Maui should be arriving here tomorrow afternoon.
Here is a sampling of some of the photos I took this morning.
Entering the harbor:
Pallada approaching Pier 9:
Pi‘ilani pushing Pallada closer to the pier:
Heaving line with a very nice monkey’s fist:
Mat to prevent chafing:
On the bowsprit:
Returning to the deck:
The cadets are able to smoke at the stern of the ship. Here is the pot for the ashes/butts:
More examples of chafing gear:
Since I was down at the pier, I applied one more coat of le Tonkinois on FOC’s rail for good measure.