So there I was, putting the finishing touches on my revisions, when the carrier John Stennis came steaming home.
Welcome home, Navy guys! This closeup gives you a perspective of its size. Note the 200-car Washington State Ferry in the background:
In fact, seeing how tiny and vulnerable the people on deck look was the inspiration for the mishap in one of my books.
Barkis took it in stride…
But the show wasn’t over. Along came a shiny new yacht, with a helocopter hovering overhead, apparently filming or photographing it.
I put up a slide show of the whole business. And here I thought living on the water was supposed to impart a zen-like calm….