|"Sea of Japan" Green (TM)|
|If you look out the window of the bridge you will see (faintly- sorry)|
nothing but water where normally you see horizon.
|This informational poster hangs on the board|
on the unlicensed deck crew deck.
|This is what a 12-14 degree roll looks like.|
|This magnetic finger is used to hold the buttons that pump water into the ballast|
tanks. Leave it on too long, however... "Hey mate- why do we have a port list?"
|This is called a "taco-" It's the only way to stay|
in bed when the ship is rolling.
|Coming into the Port of Long Beach.|
|Cargo Ops, yo.|
|Thunderstorms rolling in beneath thick, unbroken stratus clouds. And my ship.|
|Minutes before crossing the dateline and leaping forward through time (there|
is a pun there, if you're wondering- hint: degrees, hours...).
|Spanish Ring Hitch, or "hogsbacking," for my newest bellrope.|
|New bellrope- layout. This one is larger than the last, and I have built-up|
the core since this was taken to give it a more pleasing shape.
|Google Photos randomly filtered this photo of Hawaii falling away astern as we|
left for Guam- and I like it.
|I photoed this oddity while talking with mom, and then Laura, on the phone in Hawaii.|
|Also photoed while on the phone with mom, and then Laura- the conversations|
were "enhanced" by a bajillion little birds screeching in the foliage all about me.
|Pacific Man-O-War, thankfully dead on the beaches of Hawaii.|
|See... this is my kind of crazy. Kudos to her builder. A sailing ama to his|
starboard, a rowing ama as a "safety ama" to his port... and an A-symetrical,
S-shaped set of iokos. I would LOVE to see what kind of rig he carries!
|Close up of a rowing ama. A sailing ama would be "wave-piercing," lacking|
the "banana-shaped" rocker you see here.
|$15.00 brand-new at an ABC Store in Hono.|
Sounds like shit, won't hold a tune, but it is
entertaining parts of my brain, nevertheless.
|Fair weather sailing|
|Southern North Pacific - Hawaiian|
|Southern North Pacific - Guamanian|
|South China Sea|
|Sea of Japan|
|North Pacific- Japan's Kuroshio "black current"|
|North Pacific - South of the Aleutians|
|Oahu broad to starboard|
|No filter- point and click with my phone.|
|The working side of the drum is to the left, the storage side on the right. The|
capstan off the end of the winch is called a "gypsy head."
|This is what I made to tie a 12 bite turks head...|