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Grimaldi trademarked yellow appears fairly frequently in the sixth boro, but I’d never seen this CONRO until the other day.  Partly it catches my attention because I spent half a decade working in two of Gabon’s neighboring countries.

I’ve always enjoyed the dawn.  The cool air and rich light cannot be topped, and now, it is the best time to stay physically distant from folks.

Interesting names . . . these ships meeting in the almost-night;  Maersk Tukang (tukang is the Sundanese word for “doer” or craftsman”) meets Grande Gabon (Gabon is an appropriated name based on a Portuguese description of the Komo river estuary.)  The president’s name is Bongo,  but I really digress.

I know this is not a Pow Wow River morning with muskrats playing around the lily pads while I’m flicking minnows at pickerel or whatever else bites when the snapping turtles are away . . .  This is not another digression, just a way of highlighting the beauty in an industrial waterway.

Since i believe this CONRO is coming from West Africa, I’m wondering where these vehicles are coming from/going to.

I took this photo without seeing the crewman at the extreme left side of the frame.  Only after studying the photos on the big screen did I notice him.

Having the cars uncovered on the decks might not bode well for the cars, but they do provide a scale to show how large the exhaust ducting is.

Ava joins Ellen to ensure safe passage around Bergen Point, and  . . . sure enough . . . the crewman who was enjoying the cool morning with me is still standing at the rail.

All photos, WVD.

 

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