End of an era

The paddle driven, cable steered higher ferry, pictured anchored up-river, is being replaced next week by a cable driven vessel. We will miss the rusty romantic figure of the old vessel and its train of waves which moved at exactly the right speed to surf on. The new ferry is anticipated with some anxiety. As the ship pulls away from shore, the cable will surely rise to the surface as a 400 m long kraken slicing the keels of yachts and bouncing kayaks into the air. A future blog entry will report on what really happens.

higher ferryTim P