The ribbed San Salvador replica standing on the Spanish Landing work grounds has its sailing ship form, and stays docked short of most its wood planks. Imagine the sea blue and red colors San Diegans will see on the ship face the day Cabrillo's ship leaves its shelter on land.
Shipbuilding workers, inside the fence put up around the lot off Harbor Drive, lined up ship top parts for painting jobs. Colors are settling in on the lot. Behind a black screen that protects parts from Fall winds, a blue mast lies on painting stands.
One by one painting jobs give locals a sign the San Salvador will not stay docked for long.
This is A Passage for the Times.