Thursday, April 03, 2008

The working girls will be happy, tonight

The US Navy, or what appears to be a fair size part of it has arrived in Hong Kong:-

Multi-mission Aircraft Carrier Nimitz, complement 5,680, arrived at 08:45,

Guided Missile Cruiser Princeton, complement 360, arrived at 09:25,

Guided Missile Destroyer Higgins, complement 338, arrived at 10:18,

Guided Missile Destroyer Chafee, complement 350, arrived at 10:22,and,

Guided Missile Destroyer John Paul Jones, complement 338, arrived at 10:35.

That's about 7,000 navy personnel to spend their money on shore - good for business. I think I will stay away from Wanchai for a few days. The navy guys are usually well behaved, but it does get crowded!