Evening Freight Barge to Honolulu

tug with freight barge

Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

I live just a few miles up the coast from Kawaihae, which is the primary freight port on the west side of Hawaii's Big Island.  This is one of the routine sights along the coast where I live.

Tugboats tow freight barges back and forth daily between Hawaii's main port at Honolulu and the other islands.  Most of the barges carry general cargo, but some of the barges are specialized to carry shipping containers, or livestock, or motor vehicles.

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35 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Wonderful pastels.

Louise said...

What a beautiful place! I could look at that view for days, or years, maybe!

leslie said...

Beautiful views! I haven't been on the Big Island, but have been to Oahua and Maui...wonderful places to unwind and relax.

Maria said...

This is a wonderful photo! I love the pastels! Great! Thank you for sharing!

WillThink4Wine said...

In Hawaii, even a barge against that glorious sky is a feast for the eyes!

Mojo said...

Is it just me, or is there an awful lot of ocean between the tug and the barge?

It's a beautiful silver ocean though, so maybe the tug crew didn't want their view spoiled.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is a fantastic sky over ocean photo! Makes me want to hop on a plane right now. ;-)

imac said...

Nice shot, with nice colour.

Jeanne said...

Wow that water looks to go to the edge of the world.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shot, but no waves for surfing :-)

babooshka said...

The light is just so clear and bright nad the colours delicate pastels.

fishing guy said...

Bobbie: That is a really neat view out over the ocean. I suppose you have the perfect temperature also.

gen/entry said...

Nice one i like that view...TC

TCKK said...

Hope to visit someday. Thanks for sharing your photo.

Klaus said...

Beautiful colors and interesting info!
Cheers, Klaus

Mary said...

What a beautiful view....I could look at that for hours at a time!

Indrani said...

Unique!
Beautiful pastel shades in the seaside shot!

BNS said...

Thanks, everyone.

@ Mojo - Yes there is a lot of ocean between the tug and the barge -- intentionally. Once the tug leaves the port and heads out to sea, it lets out quite a bit of tow-cable between it and the barge, to prevent them from clanking into each other while traversing the open ocean swells. At the other end of the trip, as the tug nears port (and sheltered water), it "reels in" the cables, and by the time it reaches the dock, the barge is close behind it.

@ Ivar - The big waves Hawaii is famous for only occur in certain areas, and only at certain times of the year.

@ Fishing Guy - The temperature here today was 82 F (28 C) -- maybe not perfect, but not bad. ;-}

Bobbie

2sweetnsaxy said...

You have the most lovely, serene ocean views. :-)

Baruch said...

Great photo & info - love the soft colour.

Lawstude said...

wow. so peaceful. thanks for sharing.

antigoni said...

You're so lucky! Great place to live! Awesome photo.

Arija said...

Love your view, I hope you have a spy glass to watch all the happenings.

Agring said...

It's beautiful and peaceful place. Thanks for sharing.

Wren said...

Great photo - I like the way your composition balances the two boats.

Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your world with us.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Beautifully simple photo

uncleawang said...

What a beautiful and amazing photo.

SandyCarlson said...

I'm with David. The pastels are wonderful. The perspective is grand, too.

Gattina said...

I would feel on holidays the whole year long, lol! Such a beautiful landscape !

A Blog In The Rough said...

tug boats are so cute. You ended up with a great sky photo too, and 2 for 1!

Rambling Woods said...

I could use a vacation to a spot like this..you are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place...

BNS said...

Thanks, everyone.

Bobbie

indicaspecies said...

Fascinating colors!
Thank you for dropping by and leaving a nice comment behind.

- celine
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful your World and color.
Luiz Ramos

PS- Please, back to my post My World about Forte de Orange-Recife. I´ve added another photo.

BNS said...

Thank you for that, Luiz. I am very touched.

Bobbie