Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday 13, Port of Honolulu Edition

Last week I took a business trip to Hawaii. While there I had time to take some photos. My hotel looked out over the Port of Honolulu and inspired by this, I walked around the docks for my photos. When I go, I usually take pictures of the botanical gardens or beaches, but I guess the 8 year old boy in me was attracted to the harbor tugs and fishing ships.

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1. This is what I could see from the hospitality suite on the 40th floor where they put out a modest continental breakfast.

2. This was the view from my room.

3. Going into the harbor, I found that new security regulations were in place and most piers were off-limits to the general public. I didn't have a ID badge to get in, so the only ships I could get near were these.

10. This fellow was grinding the rust off of the mast. I wasn't around long enough to see him paint with one hand and cling to the mast with the other.

13. Check out the size of this ship engine relative to the car next to it. (Insert Tim Allen ape noises here.)

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Anonymous said...

now's my turn to be jealous!

Amanda said...

Ports are always so busy and bustling. Gives you energy just looking at the pictures! I loved watching Home Improvement!

Tink said...

I love ports, IJmuiden (where I live) is the port to Amsterdam.
Thanks for stopping by to meet Freyja.

Joe said...

Excellent outing - thanks for the pictures.

Southern Girl said...

Beautiful photos! Hawaii's always been one of those places I've wanted to go.

Thanks for stopping by my TT! :)

Anonymous said...

What great photos! Here with a name like the Scratching Post I thought I'd find something I could use. I'll have to come back

Justin said...

Man, your job is brutal. Making you go to Hawaii, HOW DARE THEY!!! :p

JAM said...

Those are some pretty cool photos. Coming from north Louisiana originally, all things nautical are fascinating to me. Though seeing that guy up there scraping in the Hawaiian sun kinda creeps me out though. I live in Florida now and try to be careful.

I have a T13 up at: if you care to see it.

bernie said...

Hard to decide whether my photos of latina babes or your images are the prettier.

Thanks for visiting Top 13 Posts since last Thursday

peppylady (Dora) said...

I think this my first time seeing picture of port in Hawaii. I'm still trying to figure out Mr. Linky thing that you use.

Anonymous said...

Great photos. It really reminds me of the port in Singapore where we were last January.