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Discussion in 'Photos' started by supercub, Nov 16, 2009.
Fort Fisher ferry across the lower cape fear river
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Pilar, Sorsogon, Philippines
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Crossing Steamboat Slough, Sacramento River Delta, California
Another shot from the Elwell Ferry...
On the ferry at St. Genevieve, Mo.
Yeah, taken a couple years ago but it does fit the criteria.
Hunza lake, Karakorum Highway, Pakistan
Washington state, Vashon Island ferry.
Mobile, Alabama -- Dauphin Island/Fort Morgan Ferry
Had my most interesting ferry ride last summer in Albania.
There used to be car ferry, but it was discontinued only a few weeks prior to our trip. But we didn't want to quit just now. I saw some pictures of the small boat that is still going and I thought - hell, it's Albania, they will surely take us on board with the bikes. And they do.
Notice in the picture above, it is only an old bus welded into a boat. The seats are still inside and the ship is being steered by the old bus steering wheel.
The ship is loaded to its brim, with food and other goods for the locals.
The ship stops about three or four times at landing places like this.
Usually, no people leave or board the boat, only goods are exchanged.
There are a few small villages and farms in the mountains, their only way to get to civilization is through this ferry that runs once a day in each direction. And in winter, they are cut off. Rough life.
The ferry ride though is very beautiful.
Boarding the ferry wasn't too difficult. The boat was about level to the ground and the platform was properly made of asphalt. But here, on the other side... Well, it's a different story.
It seems they only heaped some gravel there that is now slowly eroding into the water. Two old wooden planks are quickly placed. With the fairing of the Daytona being so low, we have to lift if onto the planks.
The gap is about two meters and with the full bike on it, the wood started to squeak. :eek1
Phew. Adrenaline is rushing through our veins.
All went well, although we don't want to think about what could have gone wrong.
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. by jestragon, on Flickr
Cable ferry (donation from the Netherlands), fairly unreliable, crossing the Corubal river. UTM 28 P 585649/1318971<o></o>
. by jestragon, on Flickr
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Hah! The bus is a German Kassbohrer Setra, had a tour of the factory. Was a family owned company, they sold the bus division,Setra, to Mercedes. And kept the snow cat division, Pisten Bully. It was sold as well a few years later.
Very good busses, to this day.
Here in southern NB we've got a lot of cable ferries, and stringing them together makes a very enjoyable ride.
Hoping to get more photos this year, but last year (being my first) I was enjoying myself too much to worry about many photos.
F99 Gondola Point - Kingston Penninsula
F95 Summerville - Milledgeville
Will add more as I get a decent bag to put cameras in, and get some more miles on!
Dauphin Island to Ft. Morgan ferry just south of Mobile Bay.
During a meeting in Germany it took several trips before everyone was across the river:
Hitching a ride across the Potomac.
These foto are taken in a small ferry in Greece and especially in Chalkidiki
Ferry near Zons, River Rhein
The yellow one, Horton, is mine. Maas (?), Netherland