Monday, November 4, 2013

Ships on Honolulu's Horizon

A   L   O   H   A !
Navy Frigate exiting Pearl Harbor,
 private sailboat in foreground

" -even the weariest river 

Winds somewhere safe to sea. "

Algernon Charles Swinburne 

 272-foot ocean research vessel 
known as Falkor.
 A crew of 23 operates
her and invites 17 scientists
 and researchers 
on each mission.
She will be here in Honolulu 
through August
mapping Hawaii's waters
courtesy of Google CEO Eric
Schimidt and is wife Wendy.

Spirit of Honolulu

" By the deep sea,
 and music in its roar:
I love not man the less,
 but Nature more. "

Lord Byron

" Live in the sunshine, 

swim the sea,

 drink the wild air 

of your imagination. "

Ralph Waldo Emerson

" As the sea is beautiful 

not only in calm 

but also in storm,

so is happiness

 found not only in 


but also in 

strife. "



' Take Peace & Smiles -Leave Your Comment '
Thanks for visiting!
                         Warmly, cloudia


LOLfromPasa said...

Those waters look calm. Hooray. Super quotes and shots!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Beautiful waters to sail on, and pictures of them.

Have a joyful day.

Willow said...

Great sailing here with you and my man Emerson.
Sail over and visit when you can.
Hugs ,

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

I'm scared of going on boats, and I'm scared of the sea!

Duncan In Kuantan

Brian Miller said...

i want to drink the wild air of my imagination....smiles....pretty cool they will be mapping as well..

aloha from va

Adam said...

a mighty ship

Akelamalu said...

Oh to live by the sea!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the sweet bird. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm gonna give some thought to that line about even the weariest river

The Weaver of Grass said...

That pink sea is quite something Cloudia

Anonymous said...

Pink clouds must have melted into the sea. Love the landing birdie; could be the Paradise cousin of the "Touched by an Angel" dove.

Linnea said...

It's fun watching the boats head out toward the horizon! Aloha!

Anonymous said...

I love that first quote - so apt just today for me.

Myrna R. said...

Love the last quote. Still, in rough waters I find it hard to stay happy.
Nice - about the research ship.

Happy day Cloudia.

rosaria williams said...

Ah, that last comment...

Hattie said...

Having trouble feeling calm this a.m.but the storm will pass. Thanks,Cloudia.

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, just seeing these stunning views and reading each lovely quote centers me into what their/hubby and Wendy's days at sea will be, and frankly, I'm quite envious. Happy sails for all.

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning photos - and love that final quote.

Cloudia said...

Jolly Friends!

THANKS so much :)


Leovi said...

Wonderful blue colors, exquisite photos!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Beautiful photos, colours and poems, Claudia.

Is Pearl Harbour close to you, I wonder?

Always love coming here but to actually be living where you are must be fantastic. Meanwhile our cold winter approaches . . . . .. brrrr! LOL

Hugs to you, Cloudia ~ Eddie

Other Mary said...

Lovely pictures and words. Thanks for sharing Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Friends!

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

magiceye said...

:) Peace

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Indrani said...

Excellent captures!

Cloudia said...

Namaste, you two :)

MastHoliday said...

Cool and Calm shots!!

ANITA said...


Ohh boy this is nice to see!you know i sit here with my oven on...a blanket around me...its cold outside and iam dreaming of beautiful beatches and sunny happy days!Thank for this lovely view my friend.♥♥♥

EriKa Napoletano said...

Wonderful Honolulu! Ciao Cloudia!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the sea and I love taking pictures of boats, but like Duncan, the vastness of it all scares me to death :) tres jolie images et quotes Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

so happy to see YOU friends! thanks