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Enjoy The View.

Enjoy the View.

Ferrying freight.

Ferrying people.

Ferrying cars.

Even souls, if you remember your Greek mythology, where the boatman transported souls across the River Styx to the Underworld.

It was a one-way ticket.

Ferries are usually the most direct way to get somewhere.

Sometimes the only way.

They come in different sizes, and speeds with names like hydrofoil, catamaran and docking.

Most ferries operate on regular, frequent and return services.

Except when you see the sign, “Closed for the Season.”

That means you’re in for a long wait.

A ferry schedule is a wondrous thing:

“Shouldn’t you, uh, think about leaving on the 7:05? The next one you know is tomorrow at…”

These often-taken for granted ships, which go back to the first time Man realized things could float, can provide a great way to take in some fantastic views:

Like the ferry ride from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island where you’ll take in the skyline from the top deck.

Or the spectacular ride in Scotland, from Oban Bay to the island of South Uist passing the islands of Lismore and the Sound of Mull.

Not to mention the sights from the Staten Island Ferry. Or the view of the Sydney Opera House from the…

Well…your view is the one I’m most interested in.

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  1. The ferry from Homer, AK to Seldovia, Ak. Beautiful, pristine, full of life. Not to mention you end up in Seldovia, the gateway to the Rocky River. Where, I am quite sure, dads gold lure from Scotland hangs from the branch, that cast a shadow over a nice little spot, to catch Coho. Later to be cooked over an open fire………….with a million stars blinking approval.

  2. Took the ferry across the English Channel in January ’93. A big, catamaran-style ship. What a rough trip! Felt like a rollercoaster and we weren’t allowed out of our seats. I was sick three times – the third time I’m convinced was just out of spite as I had nothing left in me for the emergency bag. Didn’t really have a great view, but it gave me a greater appreciation for why an Armada might run into some difficulties.

  3. Our Group took the ferry from New Jersey to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. 58 students, 10-/+ teachers/chaperones. Wonder, reflection and somber consideration. Joy.

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