As in: clear blue skies and unusual activity in the anchorage. Not really the norm for this time of year.
I’m pretty sure that it was a fuel barge alongside the Royal Ocean. The tug that was tending the barge was the Lucy Franco. I was lucky enough to catch her as she ambled into the east entrance of the East Mooring Basin.
Since I was young, I’ve heard rumors that tugs are the best vessels to crew on if for no other reason than that the food is best on them. Look closely at the afterdeck and you’ll see a Weber 22” kettle… some evidence that the rumors might be true.
The Jin Ao’s stern is visible in the frame above. She was busy “sunning” herself with the hatches to her cargo holds in various degrees of openness.
Lucy Franco: 105mm Sigma Macro, ISO 100, f/8, 1/400
Jin Ao: 70-300mm zoom @ 160mm, ISO 100, f/8, 1/500