A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cedar Island Ferry pt.2

So while walking around exploring, whiling away the afternoon, I met a few of the locals.

I am not a horse person but I thought these were quite pretty with their long hair and thick coats.  
I was wondering if that was typical of the breed of horse 
or just the fact they lived there along the cold Atlantic coast.

I wanted to touch it, but I didn't.  
I helped it back out to deeper water with the aid of a stick. 

 This may seem impressive that I found him walking along the beach.  
Truth was I found him belly up in the sand, dead to the world.  I posed him for this shot.  
I thought it odd that the gulls hadn't made lunch of him yet.

One of the locals that I was just fine with the fact that I was 296 years too late in meeting.

This video is a tour of the ferry boat itself.  

Cost for the ferry was $30 as the Little House on the Highway is 23 feet long.   A car up to 20 feet is $15, motorcycle is $10, bicycle $3 and a pedestrian $1.  Anything over 40 feet is $45.
The 23 mile long voyage takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.


s.c said...

Lot of sea related animals in this one. Great remark about only 296 years too late for the meeting. I like that.

biebkriebels said...

I like the horse photo very much and the beach has a lot of interesting figures to meet. That is a long boattrip with the ferry 2 hours. Glad you made it to get over in the end.

Randy said...

Nice shot. A horseback ride would be fun.

TexWisGirl said...

you did great stabilizing this one! nice to hear your voice, too. i was beginning to wonder if you had the whole place to yourself. :) i bet some interesting conversations go on in the lounge...

still, my kinda cruise - laid back, simple, dressed-down and a couple of hours long. :)

MarkD60 said...

Once I tried to take my kayak to Cedar Island. The currents were so strong and violent that I turned back after making almost no headway in about two hours.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

John these are some awesome captures. I especially love the crab pic!

GreenComotion said...

It is amazing that the cost of 3 extra feet is $15. Glad you are not in the 40+ feet category.

The horses are real pretty. I saw some in South Padre on the beach.

Peace :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder if the gulls are so well fed there that crab isn't that appealing. Sooo, there really WAS a Blackbeard!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Captures all the romance of the coast. The ferry sounds like an absolute bargain for bicycles and pedestrians - it's a pity I can't make use of it!