Wednesday, October 31, 2012

taking the ferry

back of boat

stena line

This post is going to be about taking the ferry, but I'm having trouble gathering my thoughts as I sit down to write. Yesterday we were supposed to be back in the U.S., but Hurricane Sandy seems to have changed our plans, and England has taken us hostage until Saturday. My prayers have been with all of our friends on the East coast during this crazy time.

gazing

on the ferry

So, the ferry, oh yes. Guess we might as well ride out this theme of water in this post. I have never in my life taken a ferry from one country to another. I must say it was a pretty cool experience. We drove our rental car right onto the boat, put it in park, and walked up to find some seats. Man, if airplane travel could be as relaxed and easy that!

car park

In our three hour journey we slept, did school, I blogged, the kids watched a movie. It was fantastic. The ride there was smooth sailing with beautiful skies. The ride back was a little more choppy but still nice.

sun and sky

lighthouse

We spent most of our time inside but we did venture outside for a bit to see the sights. Just beautiful. I didn't mention it on this blog, but before we left S. Africa, I had to turn down a Disney cruise. Major bummer. The kids would have loved it. The irony of it is that the cruise was the same week as our time in Ireland. Maybe not a full on cruise, but it was a ferry ride to another country. God is good with a little sense of humor that makes me smile.

Have any of you taken a ferry before? What did you think?

8 comments :

Leovi said...

Beautiful light and color, excellent and exquisite photos. Wonderful

tinajo said...

I´ve just gone with a ferry between Sweden and Denmark, but it was fun! :-)

madeforreal.com said...

That ferry ride looks awesome!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I have never taken a ferry before! I looks like you had a wonderful ride! :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I haven't been on a ferry... yet. ;) Glad you are finding cool ways to pass the time until it is safe to fly home. Enjoy!! blessings ~ tanna

Elisa | blissfulE said...

I like ferries! Always amazes me how they cram in so many cars!! The lighthouse is cute. :) What will you do with your extra time in London??

rooth said...

I took the BC ferry in Canada to Victoria Island and had a blast... there's so much stuff to do and see and it is much more pleasant than air travel :)

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love that you saw the humor in trading a Disney cruise for a ferry ride!

I took the ferry from France to England in 1991. I mostly remember feeling sick - we got very choppy waters - but I did think it was cool to drive our van onto the boat and then walk right up to the seats.

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