Wednesday, July 3, 2013
relief, no relief
That is part of the relief crew, most likely sailors who flew home a week earlier from deployment to be on the pier and relieve the rest of the crew as the aircraft carrier - in this case the Eisenhower - comes home. The sailors were at the far end of the pier and all the hugging and kissing went on closer to shore. Off the end of the pier, over the James River, you can see some of the unstable weather we have had for a few days now. Thunderstorms threatened all day, but all we got were a few light showers.
There is no relief is sight as moisture hangs over the mid-Atlantic. Somebody told me to weather systems were funneling the moist air from the Gulf of Mexico over us. That seems like it could be true. I do hope it clears for sailing on Sunday.