We interrupt Jane's visit to Oahu with the arrival of the USS Carl Vinson - a Nimitz class aircraft carrier. The carrier called on Pearl Harbor on its return home to San Diego.
|The carrier positions to enter the channel ...|
|... with a tug boat in front and behind.|
|It is an awesome sight ...|
|... to see the sailors man the rails.|
|The Navy whites are so handsome ...|
|... even from a distance!|
|The carrier continues to its berth ...|
|... at Hotel Pier!|
My inlaws also took pictures at the channel mouth ... then drove over to Ford Island to watch the carrier render a salute to the USS Arizona. The carrier moves faster than expected! They walked to the end of the USS Missouri's pier and took pictures of the carrier moving into its pier (to the right). The picture below offers the panoramic view that greets the sailors in Pearl Harbor.
What is the largest ship you have visited and/or sailed? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, May 19, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, May 20.
Kim in Hawaii