Top, the Carnival Splendor tied up at the Cruise Terminal the night before they towed her to 10th Avenue, Photo copyright RGB. Middle group: Photos of the Splendor tied up at 10th Avenue taken from the bay bridge. Bottom: One photo taken from the pier behind the Convention Center.
In the spirit of obsession, both the Geezer and I just happened to chase down the Splendor the night before she was moved...as we were on our way home. Yesterday, after she was moved to the 10th Avenue Terminal, we found a way to see her in her isolation a bit down the bay on our way to an estate sale. Not on the far side of the bridge, mind you, where the shipyards lie, but just before. “She was too tall,” they said giving measurements that I now don’t remember, “to fit under the bridge.”
There she sat, rather lonely looking, while in her previous berth the Carnival Spirit and, opposite her, the Holland American Oosterdam loaded passengers for their latest cruises. She’s won’t be an easy repair, and we will have months to catch more images of her.