Tuesday, October 18, 2011
New Jersey / Delaware
So far on this trip, I've taken three ferry rides, and LOVED them.
Born and raised in the Midwest, I never knew what I was missing. If we need to get across the water in those parts, we build a bridge. Ferries aren't needed; the waters just aren't big enough.
The weather for yesterday's trip across the bay on the Cape May - Lewes ferry was just about perfect, in the lower 60's. The water was calm, the sun was shining.
About half the passengers were out and about on the deck; the remainder either stayed in their cars or sat inside the snack bar.
I'm sure some of them were working as we went, but as for the others: I hope I never get so jaded as to sit inside and ignore the beauty waiting just outside the door.
I wanted to go in and grab them. Look! See! It's beautiful, and it's free! All you have to do is open your eyes, stop for a moment, and breathe! Not wanting to finish the trip inside myself, explaining to the nice people in blue why I thought I needed neither to spend a night in custody, nor extensive psychiatric treatment, I restrained myself. Impulse control can be a good thing...