Friday, March 02, 2007

Waterford to Wexford (but how????)



Need a visual??? Here is a map. We started in Maynooth (the little house) and the weekend took the following route: Kilkenny (A), Waterford (B), East Passage (C), Wexford (D), New Ross (E), Cashel (F) and back to the little house. Like a good scientist, the scale bar is in the bottom left hand corner.

Now, imagine if you will traveling by car with four adults, two guidebooks and a map (play the Twilight zone theme in your head here). It makes for a lot of ideas and suggestions for the one driving, doesn't it? So, one would think we may have noticed that the route we were taking included a ferry ride across the river outlet at Passage East. It was when we finally arrived in East passage and did not see a bridge is when we realized we would be taking the ferry across (I guess the little signs along the way picturing a little boat with a little car inside might have been an indication too). Now that we realized we were going to get on a ferry, we had a lot of questions...when did it leave? How much did it cost? How long will be have to wait? Some of these questions might have been answered at the ferry landing sign that we drove past to get onto the already loaded ferry. C Still had the car in drive, some of us were suggesting she back up so we could read the sign when.... WE REALIZED WE WERE MOVING! We had driven on to a (slowly) moving ferry! I wish we had a video of what our faces must have looked like! Once we realized that there was not going to be any backing up to read the sign at the now inaccessible ferry landing, C put the car in 'park', and the ferry guys jogged out to shut the gate behind us... an odd, thing to do AFTER we had left the landing. It was at this point that C saw Mr. A had a firm hold of my vest from his car seat! All the shock and surprise got our sensitive boy quite concerned! So we tempered our bewilderment for the time being. Just before the end of the 5 minute ferry ride, 8 euros fare was collected from us...funny, my guidebook said 3.5 euros fare...maybe we should have backed up and looked at the sign....

2 comments:

Sunny Sea Port said...

Ho, ho! "C"'s identity revealed! But will we ever find out who "F" and "Mr. A" are? -Mr. "S"

Fun girls said...

you are good! Mr. Eagle eye seaport! And you can check out the turkish delight link...part of it was cut off!