I had intended to swing by the SUP building (having passed it while a passenger in my friend’s car) first thing in the morning to get a closer look at it. A late start and a glance at MarineTraffic.com squashed that idea.
Ooo Manoa arrival! Time to make my way back to the waterfront. (Yes, I am a sad ship geek.)
I found the solar powered MUNI bus stop shelters fascinating:
We need stuff like this here in Hawai‘i.
I got off the bus and waited for a cable car.
One going in the opposite direction from where I wanted to go:
I know. Touristy. But, hey, it’s fun!
Across the street from Hyde Street Pier:
Sadly, the Park store is no longer there in the building on the corner. I remember happily stocking up on nautical books when I visited while it was still open. It’s a shame, really.
I’m so used to seeing her in Honolulu Harbor, it’s nice to see her in San Francisco Bay for a change. (It’s that perspective thing.)
I had quite a bit of time before my 1300 appointment at the Research Center, so I lingered to do more ship spotting.
Seal (as opposed to sea lion) spotting:
On the way to get something to eat, I stopped at the Aquatic Park Bathhouse building to see if there was anything new. On the street level, some things had been moved around. There was also an exhibit on the history of the U.S. Customs Service.
The upper floor was still sadly underutilized. Apart from the radio exhibit, there was only a display of some photos related to the America’s Cup (not my cup of tea).
After lunch, it was a short and pleasant walk over to Fort Mason, for the “work” part of my trip. I went to check out what FOC materials the NPS has. I must say the three hours I was there went by all too quickly.
One of the reference photos (not the greatest because of my shadow) I was allowed to take with the fancy phone:
Building E at the Fort Mason complex:
The stern of the brigantine Galilee in the parking lot area:
After leaving Fort Mason, I went back to Hyde Street Pier.
Crane for the work being done on the pier:
Shhhhhhhh…One of the highlights of my vacation was being allowed to go aboard Eppleton Hall or “Eppie,” as she is fondly called.
The familiar-looking details were strangely comforting.
CA Thayer (ongoing work):
Another shot showing repairs (doubler plates) to the hull: