I like travelling on ferries which provide connection between places.
One ferry which I particularly like to ride on is the Star Ferry in Hong Kong.
Here are two photos of the ferry.
For those who are unfamiliar with the ferry, here is an introduction from Wikipedia:
The Star Ferry, or The “Star” Ferry Company, is a passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong and Kowloon . It was founded in 1888 as the Kowloon Ferry Company, adopting its present name in 1898.
The fleet of twelve ferries currently operates two routes (four prior to April 1, 2011)] across the harbour, carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year. Even though the harbour is crossed by railway and road tunnels, the Star Ferry continues to provide an inexpensive mode of harbour crossing. The company’s main route runs between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.
The other picture is taken from the internet which shows the Star Ferry with a background of Hong Kong in the 1980s. The photographer is unknown – the credit is given to him/her whoever he/she may be.
What a contrast!
Can’t imagine what cities along the coast or river would be like if there is no water transport.
Always amazed at the sight of boats (of whatever kind) moving passengers and cargos so swiftly between destinations.
Here is my collection of photos of boats moving in scenic places and cities.
The Star Ferry in Hong Kong is a main mode of passenger transport between Kowloon and the Island before the cross harbor tunnels were built. When time allows, I prefer travel on the ferry instead of crossing via tunnels.
Last, but not the least, boats in the Bosporus, Turkey against Istanbul’s skyline in sunset.
These photos lead me to the lyrics:
Sail your ship across the water,
Spread your wings across the sky
Take the time to see
You’re the one who holds the key,
Or sailing ships will pass,
Sailing ships will pass you,
Sailing ships will pass you by…