Uh– . . .actually the fleet had already entered through the Narrows, but look just to the right of the Brooklyn-side pillar . . . like disembodied fingertips ready to pluck VZ’s strings . . .
a fleet of the air . . . Hornets and
Ospreys and a single
Later . . . Philippine Sea gets
assisted into its berth
on Staten Island. By the way, the summertime haze here exists in 92-degree heat.
Between the bow of CG 58 the fendering of Catherine Turecamo, there’s . . . protection. In my layperson’s terminology, I’d call it a sheet. Does it have a more technical name?
Yes, I must “get the hang” of video, but enjoy this snippet. A shot from the shore battery can be heard at 9 seconds, and Iwo Jima‘s response . . . just after the puff of smoke . .. around 16 seconds in. I’d stationed myself such that for its first three shots, Iwo Jima was obscured by the bridge pillar.
Tomorrow before dawn . . I’m headed up to New Hampshire . . . back in a week or less. No offense intended, but sometimes I must balance the sixth boro waters and shorelines with canoes, woods, beavers, porcupines, songbirds and songfrogs, fresh fish …. the list could go on. I’ll bring foto evidence.
On a happy note: In May 2008, I lamented here the fact that the NYTIMES had nary a word about the fleet entering the city. Today the top center foto was of Iwo Jima here. Bravo the New York Times . . . maybe they’ll rename the paper as the “all six boros of NY Times.”