Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jane docks at the Navy Boathouse and Ford Island

This week I have been touring the island with college friends.  On Wednesday, they hopped aboard the "Remembrance Tour", sailing around Ford Island and stopping at the USS Arizona Memorial.  Jane and I stayed behind at the boathouse to take pictures.

Here is the commander's historic "barge" ... 

... that has carried all the Presidents
to the USS Arizona Memorial ...

... except for the Bushes when the
barge was being refurbished.

The boathouse offers a great
view of Ford Island ...

... maintenance home of the SBX ,
a mobile radar atop an oil platform.
Jane pays homage to
the old fashioned way ...

... of putting out a fire!

Anchors Aweigh, my boys.
Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys,
We sail at break of day, 'ay 'ay 'ay.

Thou our last night ashore,
Anchors Aweigh.
Until we meet once more, Here's
wishing you a happy voyage home!

We ventured over to Ford Island to
the USS Oklahoma Memorial.

Jane honors those who died
on December 7, 1941. 
The Mighty Mo now offers
a movie tour.
I loved that flick!

Here's the iconic couple ... 

... Jane cozying up to them!

Hello, Uncle Sam!

Ahoy thar, me hearties!

Do you have sea legs?  Or are you a land lubber?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.   Comments are open through Saturday, June 9, 10 pm in Hawaii.   I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 10.


Kim in Hawaii

We drove over to Nob Hill for another
view of the USS Arizona Memorial.


  1. I do have sea legs. My friend pointed out Ford Island when we watched an episode of Hawaii Five O.

  2. I do have sea legs. I love going on big or small vessels.

  3. I love them both, however, when it comes to sea I would just rather look. I am afraid of the water. Your pictures are amazing and I love touring Hawaii with you.

  4. I love being out on the water and being on land looking out at the water.

  5. I'm a land lubber. I get motion sick!

  6. I've been on a few boats and seemed fine - it's just not something I've had a chance to do much. Wonderful pictures. Jane makes it so much fun lol.

  7. I'm a landlubber all the way.

  8. I don't get motion sickness but I'm afraid of deep water soo..I'm a land

  9. To my utter surprise, discovered sea legs. If only they didn't have varicose veins.

  10. I could probably do a Cruise ship but motorboats and canoes scare me to death. Don't ask. I have no clue. So I guess what I really am is am Landlubber.Jane sure did have a grand adventure. :)
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