9:58 AM: We mentioned on Thursday that the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was almost home; it stopped at Indian Island in the north Sound before finishing its journey home to Bremerton after 10+ months away. It’ll be passing West Seattle soon – it’s just north of Elliott Bay now.
10:35 AM: Passing south Bainbridge, about to make the turn.
1:22 PM: Here’s another look at it passing, from Don Brubeck in Upper Alki:
The carrier has now arrived in Bremerton – Eric Gattenby tweeted this photo from Rich Passage, between here and there:
A recap of its long deployment is in this report by Josh Farley of the Kitsap Sun. The Nimitz, going on a half-century old, is scheduled to now go into maintenance.