Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sailboat Snow

Although the Casco Bay Lines ferries, trimmed in yellow and red, make scheduled runs throughout the winter months to the islands, their popularity certainly increases along with rising temperatures. The island trips include accommodations for passengers, freight, postal and vehicles. Until April the ferries make regular daily trips to Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island, Great Diamond Island, Diamond Cove, Long Island, Chebeague Island and Cliff Island. I do like the fact that they allow you bring along your own food and beverages for all cruises. There are not many places out there that allow this anymore. They want you paying overinflated prices for their food and drinks. Their music and sunset cruises are two of their most popular sails.
I'd suggest waiting for some warmer weather for these though.
No icebergs sighted.
But, the last time I checked, plenty of floating ice chunks were in evidence at the dock.
"I'm king of the world!"
Sort of...

18 comments:

  1. Avoid the ice chunks! Many happy summer memories taking a ferry to Washington Island in Wi.

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  2. At least the water isn't frozen. Maybe we should invent a snow shovel for sailboats!

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. I'd think it would be fun, in the summer.

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  4. Now I have an image of yourself and Elenka at the prow of the Wabanaki.. fab name for a ferry :)

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  5. yeah, bringing your own food and drink. thermos, sterno stove, icebreakers...

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  6. Sounds like a fun way to spend a summer day.

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  7. We are far from snow and ice, but all our ferries to the islands are almost empty: only a few locals take them in winter...

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  8. They have had to have had ice breakers out all day here in the harbour to keep the ferry running to our islands since Lake Ontario is frozen over huge expanses this year!

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  9. Oh, that poor sailboat looks like she's counting down the days till spring.

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  10. Just painting those bright yellow bands around the ferries makes all the difference.

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  11. Ferry boats seem like the perfect way to commute from place to place. Unfortunately there aren't any that I know of in the Midwest. Always loved traveling by ferry when I've had the opportunity.

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  12. I would have thought the sailboats would all be in dry dock for the winter.

    Ferries are a treat. They make you slow down and look. Never been on yours, of course, but I've loved the Staten Island Ferry since I was a kid.

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  13. Another fan of the ferries, here. They takes their own sweet time.

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  14. Another fan of the ferries, here. They takes their own sweet time.

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