Thursday, 14 February 2008

the car ferry

Waiting at Portaferry for the ferry over to Strangford earlier this afternoon. The trip takes about 5 minutes and costs £6.10 for a car and one passenger. I wouldn't like to be doing this every day.

9 comments:

dr. adder said...

you really do get around (c:

Pat said...

Ohhhh, I've been on that ferry! Hey, you sure do spark the old memories in my "blue matter"!! :)

Pat

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MLL said...

Isn't it possible to build a bridge ? But maybe they consider there isn't enough traffic to build one.
There are several ones to cross the Seine too, and according to this page :
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacs_de_la_Seine
the trips are now free.
£6.10, this is rather expensive, I think so too.
We had to take one of them during the "Armada" (Rouen) in 2003, (and at that time, it was not free, but can't remember how much it was).
If you want to know more about the "Armada" which is a great event :
http://www.armada.org/Presentation-en--1.htm

blueboat said...

the Armada looks wonderful - the closest we've had here is the occasional visit of the 'tall ships'.

Chuck Pefley said...

quite pricey! but, to get to the other side I suppose it's worth the cost. Our ferries here in Seattle, WA are expensive, but the distances are somewhat greater. 15 - 60 minutes depending on where.

Chuck Pefley said...

quite pricey! but, to get to the other side I suppose it's worth the cost. Our ferries here in Seattle, WA are expensive, but the distances are somewhat greater. 15 - 60 minutes depending on where.

rafi said...

Yeah,I would like to say one thing,That is "Change in which you can believe".
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Ferry said...

I think £6.10 is little expensive for that ride.

Cheers

Ferries said...

Beautiful ferry pic!. But don't you think £6.10 is too much for 5 minutes ride? In UK we get cheap cross channel ferriesfrom Uk to France and they provide quite comfortable ride.