In some light, what looks orange turns to pure gold. Magical light turns an oil products tanker into a metaphor. Arthur Kill here shows its potential to make beauty.



Nothing exceeds the alchemy of a November sunset. Why gild the lily?  Timing and perspective make so much difference, and not just for oil ships in a commercialized waterway, but just with everything.  Carpe diem, ship as cherry blossom, fleeting beauty.


Not enormous not new but already, Sakura Express travels with a reputation as a life saver, as attested by the crew of Almeisan, victims of a rogue wave. See Amver.

Be well, golden ship.

Photos, WVD.