Have you ever ridden a ferry?

United States
April 26, 2018 12:42pm CST
This past weekend hubby and I took a little trip to Vermont. It was supposed to be to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary coming up in a few weeks. It was a very nice trip. We had some lovely views of snow capped mountains. The scenery was breath taking. We didn't do a lot, but that wasn't the point.. We did go to the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory and take a tour, that was fun. On our way back to NY we took a ferry boat across Lake Champlain. We drove our car right onto the boat and the boat took us across the lake from Vermont to NY. It was very exciting. I'd been on a ferry when I was a kid and my family took me to Vermont, but hadn't gone since. We'd like to try to take the kids up at some point, I think they'd enjoy it.
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@xFiacre (12592)
• Ireland
26 Apr 18
@katsmeow1213 I crossed from the Irish Republic to Northern Ireland on a car ferry recently which was little more than a big tin plate with an engine at the back.
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@xFiacre (12592)
• Ireland
27 Apr 18
@JudyEv Greencastle to Magilligan - there was an accident blocking the road out by Moville. Cut quite a chunk off our journey too.
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@JudyEv (325475)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Apr 18
@xFiacre So was it like a detour but on a ferry? Not a regular occurrence? Sorry but I'm intrigued.
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@JudyEv (325475)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Apr 18
Do you mind me asking where you went from and to? Why wouldn't you just drive?
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@Ithink (9980)
• United States
27 Apr 18
Ohh that sounds like a good time, glad you enjoyed it and nope never been on a ferry. Maybe someday.
@Ithink (9980)
• United States
29 Apr 18
@katsmeow1213 I was thrilled when we got to go on a train, that was fun. I have been looking up new things to do around here since I'm getting better.
• United States
27 Apr 18
I love new experiences, so I definitely wanted to take the ferry back. I looked to try to take it on the way up, but it said it was closed. There are multiple crossings and a few of them were closed, but we drove past this one and it said open, so we made sure to do it on the way back.
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@maezee (41997)
• United States
26 Apr 18
Glad you had a nice trip! Never been to Vermont or on a ferry!
• United States
27 Apr 18
It was only a 6 hour drive for us.. we'd like to go again with the kids when we have the money.
@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Apr 18
Happy early anniversary! Sounds like a neat anniversary getaway - I'll bet it was so pretty there! I've never taken a ferry - driving a car into a boat to get somewhere, that is.
• United States
27 Apr 18
It was lovely up there, so many mountains. For most of our drive we were just totally surrounded because we had NY mountains on our left and Vermont mountains on our right! On the way back we were told about a great mountain to climb on the Vermont side with amazing views. I want to go back and try it, but that's like a 6 hour car ride.. so would need to be an overnight.
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@much2say (53959)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Apr 18
@katsmeow1213 Well you guys will have to go back for that climb . . . a long ride but most likely worth every bit of the drive to see those amazing views! There's a comfort being surrounded by so many beautful mountains - my kinda trip!!
@DianneN (246371)
• United States
28 Apr 18
We've taken many ferries on our travels, and quite a few with our car.
@JudyEv (325475)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Apr 18
We've been on a few ferries including the massive one that goes from Ireland to France. In a month or so we'll be going to Tasmania on a ferry.
• United States
27 Apr 18
That sounds awesome! This one was tiny, not even like what you see on TV, but it was something new and fun none the less.
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@JudyEv (325475)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Apr 18
@katsmeow1213 We've been on a tiny one in Ireland. It only took a small number of vehicles. You wonder how such a small 'raft' can stay afloat when it's loaded with vehicles.
@shaggin (71662)
• United States
27 Apr 18
Your weekend sounded wonderful. Getting away like that is nice so I can understand why you didn't feel the need to do a lot. Getting away together is special in itself! I have never been on a ferry but you make it seem exciting.
@JohnRoberts (109857)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Apr 18
Several times. Staten Island Ferry. Ferry Seattle to Victoria.
@dya80dya (33392)
26 Apr 18
No. I have never ridden a ferry.