9:58 am: We mentioned on Thursday that the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was almost home; It stopped on Indian Island in the North Sound before completing its journey home to Bremerton after more than 10 months. It will soon be driving past West Seattle – it is now north of Elliott Bay.
(Photo by Gary Jones)
10:35 am: Past South Bainbridge, just before the junction.
(WSB photo – State ferry M / V Kitsap got a good look)
1:22 pm: Here’s another look at it Don Brubeck in Oberalki:
The airline has now arrived in Bremerton – Eric Gattenby tweeted this photo of Rich Passage between here and there:
For a summary of the long deployment, see this report from Josh Farley of Kitsap Sun.. The Nimitz, which is half a century old, is now to be put into operation.