Thursday, December 23, 2010

Trek North

The hangar bay offers a great view of the sunset.  Photo by me.
Rewinding again...   The trip from California was very memorable due to two events:

1.  Pulling out of Coronado
2.  Pulling into Bremerton

 Photo by Photina Haumschilt.

Some people elected to load their vehicles onto the ship and ride it up to Washington.  The process took three days.

The Nimitz swings around as she leaves San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Thomas G. Siniff.

It's long-standing tradition to "man the rails" as a U.S. Navy warship pulls into or out of ports.

I was up here shooting video, grinning the whole time.  These are the moments that you have to take in and hold on to.  I mean LOOK AT THAT!

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Amdahl.

It always feels weird to ask another MC to stop what they're doing and take a shot of me.  It probablymakes me look egocentric but I don't give a damn.  I want to show my grandkids this stuff.

Sunset near the coast of California.

Once we were underway, a spectacular view greeted us.

-- To the guy I randomly asked to take this photo of me:  man I lost my note with your name on it!

Photo credit FAIL.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Renee L. Candelario.

Candelario just got here, but was sent out to brave the cold to capture Sailors doing there thing.  At a point before the ship comes into view, someone on the bridge will get on the loudspeaker and call parade rest.  This gets everyone into the neat formation you see upon arrival.

I was once again on the flight deck shooting video for our documentary.  (More on that later.) The wind was crazy strong and blew my cover off a couple of times.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Alexander A. Ventura II.

My buddy Ventura, also on the ship for only a few weeks, got this shot of the Nimitz pulling into Bremerton.  

Keep in mind, this area gets like 9 inches of rain in December.  We got dry skies and a RAINBOW?!!

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman.

Tug boats push and pull the Nimitz as she maneuvers into position alongside the pier.

On a side note:  it's Friggin Freezing in the TV studio.  Thought I'd add that in there.

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