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Topic: OT Underway observation (9 msgs / 248 lines)
1) From: Larry Johnson
That was nice. Thanks for sharing.
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"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
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2) From: Julie H Tieszen
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OT Underway observationThose are great moments when they come along.
Thanks for letting us in on yours. :)
Julie

3) From: Eddie Dove
Awesome!  Thank you for sharing!
Eddie
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4) From: Michael Dhabolt
Dennis,
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So few are actually sailors.
Mike (just plain)

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On Feb 21, 2007, at 9:35 PM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
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      Thanks for sharing the wonderful images.  Sometimes some well  
chosen words like yours can create images in the mind that may well  
rival anything a picture could show.
      Pecan Jim
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at 9:35 PM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
Dolphins were jumping the waves in our wake, merrily = playing and jumping giving us an unbelievable light show to the likes = few have ever seen.   =    Thanks for sharing the wonderful images.  Sometimes some well = chosen words like yours can create images in the mind that may well = rival anything a picture could show.  
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6) From: MichaelB
Dennis,
Thanks. Most of us can only imagine...
Somewhat reminiscent of a few lines in "Blade Runner," "I've seen things yo=
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people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I
watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those
moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to [roast]."
Sipping a lukewarm (better tasiting than hot) cup of grapealicious Colombia
Hacienda La Virginia.
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7) From: Aaron
Dennis, my very first major deployment I made was to the IO and yes what 
you describe is just the way I remember it.  Sitting on the fantail. 
well actually back then, we would lay in the flight deck safety nets (on 
a CG) and could look down and see the water really, or just sit on the 
fan tail drinking a soda and watching the luminescence of the algae that 
we stirred up.  You would hear the muffled roar of the ships boilers and 
feel the rumble of the prop under you as the ship would rock back and 
forth in the waves.  On a cloudless night there would be so many stars 
to see it defies imagination.. no folks you will never see that many 
stars in the city.  Generally around Midnight the master at arms would 
come around with his red lensed flashlight and wake everyone up yelling 
ok ladies get back into the ship, flight ops in 20 minutes, you can't be 
in the nets.  I remember one night there was a meteor shower, words 
can't really describe it.  I just wish back then I had the good coffee I 
know you got now to enjoy the show with.
Thanks for the memories.
Aaron

8) From: Scott Marquardt
On 2/21/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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Dude. Don't do that. I got out to be around as my kids grew up. Now
you're tempting me to run away to sail again, just when they need me
most.
;-)
Once while on sonar between San Diego and Hawaii, I noted a noise
spoke increasing in width. Finally I heard biologics and it was all
around us. I emerged onto the signal deck and lo -- from horizon to
horizon, porpoises gamboling and leaping. It was unreal.
I've seen the IO like glass and full of jellies, but I don't remember
ever seeing any BL flashing there -- and never wrought by our porpoise
friends. So cool. Dude.
- Scott

9) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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OK I know this really isn't a coffee email but I just had to share for
the record I was drinking the Sumtra TimTim while all this was
happening:
A cool night underway
	I was looking out over the Indian Ocean this evening and I saw a
beautiful sight.  The sea was glassy calm and as the ship passed through
the water.  The phosphor (photo luminescent algae) was glowing brightly
in the ships wake bright electric neon blue as the waves crashed down.
Then to my amazement, I heard splashes off in the distance.  At first I
could not figure out what it was, then the splashes came closer and I
could see huge "blasts" of phosphor spouting into the air.  As my eyes
adjusted to the darkness, I could see more.  Finally, I saw what caused
those mini explosions in the phosphor.  Dolphins were jumping the waves
in our wake, merrily playing and jumping giving us an unbelievable light
show to the likes few have ever seen.  I was taken aback and all the
days' problems and troubles just washed away if only for a few moments.
Tonight was one of those times when I knew in my heart I belong at sea.
For just a few moments, there was no better place on earth then right
where I was. 
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 93 and counting down..." 


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