The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, which has had a more-eventful-than-many deployment these past seven months, is in central Puget Sound right now, visible from West Seattle as it heads home to Bremerton. Thanks to Bob A in North Admiral for the photo. The Kitsap Sun, of course, is all over it – here’s their latest report on what’s been happening aboard as the carrier finished its deployment. (It stopped in San Diego this past Monday, before the final leg of the trip home.) The Navy is promising a live online video stream as the Stennis gets closer to Bremerton; here’s the link.
10:30 AM UPDATE: This photo’s from Gary Jones, with the tip of the Alki Lighthouse in the foreground:
(The Stennis is out of view now, from here – by the time we got down to the water for a firsthand look around 9:45, it was already rounding south Bainbridge.)