Friday, December 08, 2006

An interesting bit of trivia...

...relating to one of the sunset photos I posted below:

You might have noticed a small speck in the air in the harbor-side photo. I did, and today I may have found out what the helicopter (circled), a couple of fireboats and a tug were doing in the channel.

Apparently, they were there to greet the nuclear submarine USS Los Angeles, which is making its first appearance in its namesake port in years.

The sub itself seems not to be anywhere in the photo, alas....

8 comments:

lowandslow said...

I remember as a teenager I would take my girlfriend to White Rock Lake to watch the submarine races. This was long before the USS Los Angeles, of course. *wink, wink*

MrScribbler said...

Damn, L&s, I miss those days....

Never did find out which submarine "won" the races....

Lugene said...

your pictures are very beautiful...Lou.

MrScribbler said...

What thank you, Lou. I simply aim the camera at what looks interesting to me. No real talent involved.

Interested said...

All the pics are goregeous, even if you can see a bit of smog in the air :)

Least its above freezing there. LOL.

kathy said...

You live in such a beautiful area!

John said...

definitely a UFO

Adam M Botsford said...

Thanks for the comments! And great photos!!