Breaking Ice with a Northern Legend
Trip Start Nov 19, 2012
16Trip End Ongoing
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What I did
Merv Hardie Ferry
Hit the ferry but it was across the river so had a small wait. Sun was rising under the new bridge and heaps of steam coming off what moving parts of the river were left. Ice flows coming down and more than half of the river was frozen over, likely not very thick yet.
The good ole Merv had to refuel so got to see her land on the Providence side for the last time. Didn't mind the extra half hour wait cause the rising sun had pink written all over it
Time to Board!!! The wait meant she was full for the voyage over....all 10 min's of it lol. Had to go back and forth a few times to break a path wide enough to turn and get going. You could hear the ice against the vessel. Took a bit of video footage, but it was damn cold, a mere -25C and add the wind chill on top of that - effin brrrrrrr, Fingers were numb after 50 seconds of videoing.
Rest of the trip went smoothly. Was a long day and took in everything around me. Lots of wildlife and about 6 Raven buffets along the way. Not sure what the road kill was, but all but one of them had fur.
Madge got me right to the hotel without issue. Grabbed a bite to eat, did a bit of research and then relaxed to the History channel for an hour....zzzzzzzzzz.