Last week, I got in to work and heard that a member of the Ghost Fleet of retired military ships that rests on The James River was moving on after 12+ years amongst the other ships of the Ghost Fleet.
The USS Cape Cod, which last served in Liberating Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm, was being moved out and to it's new spot near the Gulf of Mexico, where, it was to be salvaged and recycled.
I made a few quick calls around and loaded up the car for a day-trip out to see this historic moment...and it was darn awesome!
To see this big beauty being hooked up to tug boats and prepared for the move was not as melancholy as I thought. Once I got out there, all those ships of military history sitting there...it was like seeing a group of elder war heroes giving a final send-off to an old pal. It was awesome.
I also got some video...I'll be doin a longer-form version of it...but while I continue work on it, here's a sneak-peek of what I am working on.
It was great to see...awesome to witness, and fantastic to grab some pictures.
...STAY FROSTY, PEOPLE!!!