Thursday, November 15, 2018

San Pedro/Los Angeles

Fall Coastal Cruise --
San Pedro/LA Port Stop

It is Thursday, October 25, 2018, and we are aboard Holland America's Eurodam docked at the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Terminal.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 -- We are docked at
San Pedro/Los Angeles Cruise Ship Terminal
Right across from our ship is the beautiful
Vincent Thomas Bridge

For perspective, the San Pedro Cruise Ship Terminal
(aka Los Angeles World Cruise Center)
is about 18 miles from downtown L. A.

This overview shot shows where we are docked.
Just guessing, but probably this area is the largest
shipping center on the entire West Coast.
Truly fascinating for those of us interested in big ships!

A big container ship passed right in front of us and then under
the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

Ship's name: Henry Hudson Bridge.
First time I've seen a ship named after a bridge.
Just liked capturing a bridge going under a bridge.

Yet another large container ship passing under Vincent Thomas.
This is the Horizon Pacific -- homeport New York, NY.
Operated by Pasha Hawaii

A couple of Tractor Tugs completely turned the Horizon Pacific
around before assisting her to the dock.

Looking out from the front of our ship.

This pic does give some scale to the whole scene.

Pretty nice capture with the Canon 730.

Happy boating right next to the big dogs.

Happened to notice the Lucy Franco.
Recalled seeing Franco tugs in Alaska and Seattle.
Discovered history of Harley Franco's Company

Massive new bridge under construction for the
Seaside Freeway I-710
will take traffic over shipping lanes.
Next:  Santa Catalina Island -- Avalon
Previously on this voyage -- Vancouver
San Diego
San Francisco

Thanks for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Those are some huge ships, all right. I would have been terrified to be on that little sailboat in the midst of them. Great shots, John. I'm enjoying this cruise. :-)

  2. Hello, wonderful photos of the ships and the smaller boats. The container ship going under the bridge is an amazing sight. Great cruise photos. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend ahead!

  3. Like the first photo of the bridge but the container ships seem to dwarf it

  4. The colors are fantastic! It all looks so clean and neat and beautiful.

  5. You've got a front row seat to the ships.


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