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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

W/W - Ferry Ride

While a ferry ride was just a daily mode of transport for hubby back in those days of his childhood, it is quite an experience for the boys whenever we visit our in-laws in hubby's hometown.
Pulau Rimau (Tiger Island)

Ferries were the only mode of transportation connecting Penang Island and the mainland before the Penang Bridge was built in 1985. This iconic figure that has appeared in many Malaysian travelogues and brochures began its service in 1920. Some of the ferries are nearly 40 years old! The eight ferries in the current fleet and one retired ferry are named after islands in Malaysia.The ferry is designed for vehicles to roll-on/roll-off.
Pulau Angsa (Goose Island)

As soon as our car has boarded the ferry, the boys and I would hit the upper deck where we can get an unobstructed view of the blue yonder. It may be a mere 15 minute ride but counting jellyfish as they glide past us and feeling an occasional spray of saltwater on our windswept faces from the cresting waves below are just part of the ride you want to experience over and over again.

14 comments:

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mail4rosey said...

I grew up on the bay and they had ferries for transportation. There was something magical about them for sure. They're all gone now, replaces with speedboats of all things.

I don't dislike speedboats, but they're not the same as a ferry. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

I don't very often get a chance to ride a ferry, but when I do... I like the upper deck too.

stevebethere said...

Nice photos It's been ages since I have been on a ferry :-)

Have a ferrytastic week

craftyspices said...

I really enjoy ferries, well I enjoy most boats :)... Nice shots

Happy WW

alissa apel said...

The colors are so pretty!

Debi Fitzsimmons said...

I still love to ride the ferry once in awhile no matter how old I get.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Oh how wonderful! Fun memories and present day bridge with great photos ~ thanks, carol, xo

Kathryn Lavallee said...

Oh fun! I love ferry rides; one of my favourite things about going to BC as a child used to be riding on the ferry!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Ferry rides are such fun! I don't live far from one that sails from Lewes, DE to Cape May, NJ.

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Kristi Maloney said...

Ferry rides are fun - an those are so colorful! I haven't been on one in a few years now. We took a ferry to Prince Edward Island a few years ago. Happy WW!

Rosemary Nickerson said...

Gotta love ferries! You don't have to navigate and be responsible for the logistics of the trip. You just get to enjoy the freedom and the experience. On another note, as I was picking Blueberries yesterday, I thought of your comment about the cost of imported fruits. I know I am lucky to be able to just cross the lane and pick them to my heart's content. I'll think of you again while I eat them. Blessings.

~ Noelle said...

that is great you get to make these memories... to some, it is just daily life... but now, we see it is an adventure to others ;)

Dinah Ely thetravelingclassroom said...

Hi:) This post reminds me of our Ferry rides in Costa Rica...so fun looking for animals in the water! Thanks for stopping by my blog...it's nice to meet you:)

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