Still sitting in the cool waters of Elliott Bay, USCGC Bristow was idle. With a crew largely out on liberty, enjoying their last week before what was expected to be a difficult patrol, only a handful of people remained onboard standing watch.
Captain Alvarez, however, was too anxious to be away from her new ship.
It had been a long time since the Bristow had been underway, too long. And the Captain knew the detrimental effects that an extended time in port can have on both the crew and ship.
Is it all going to turn back on, she thought.