A correction from Tom: "That's a Virginia-class boat, roughly $3B on the hoof". Thanks, Tom.
It was nice weather this morning but I was glad to not be sailing. It gets a little crowded when sharing the river with a nuclear powered submarine and associated protection boats. In the past I have been chastised for photographing submarines (if being chastised is having a patrol boat with mounted and manned machines guns heading towards you at full speed with a voice coming over a loud speaker saying "by order of federal law put down the camera"). Public affairs folks with the Navy have to me in the past that it has something to do with the antennas, they don't like them being photographed. This time now such interaction. Pretty cool to see it. My guess it is a Los Angeles class attack submarine (Tom tells me is is a Virginia class), and no doubt it was heading to the dry docks on the southern branch of the Elizabeth River.
My only Black Friday purchase arrived today. Six Journal No. 393 Rite in the Rain notebooks. I can't remember how I heard about it but they had a pretty good discount going and free shipping too. Six notebooks, how many cruises is that? Can't wait to find out.