This morning we had our own private photo walk here on the island trying to catch the first light of the day on our digital celluloid. After agreeing last night over a few glasses of Ardbeg that catching the first rays of sun was a very good idea, we sat out around 7 with some fresh coffee and warm clothes (at least some of us) to the harbor, waiting for the sun to come.
And a wonderful wait it was …
A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat or ship (a merchant vessel) used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate on regular, frequent, return services. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, Italy, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi but not to be mistaken with the Vaxholm Taxi boats, which are real taxis.
Ferries form a part of the public transport systems of many waterside cities and islands (including mine), allowing direct transit between points at a capital cost much lower than bridges or tunnels.