Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sky Watch Friday 7-24-09

~Through the Bridge and Onward Home~
On the way to L.I. we took the ferry out of Connecticut
...It cost almost $70 ONE WAY for ONE HOUR
(car, driver + one passenger)
We only went one way!
...To save money, it was city driving for the way home...
Entering the Tappan Zee Bridge ... as we cross the Hudson River north of New York CityLove having a cellphone camera handy!...through the middle...
Just about to clear....
For upstate 'country' folks, it's quite a trip driving around the 'big city.'...a must when we visit family downstate...

Enjoy all the other people who notice
calm, sunny, stormy or dramatic skies ...
...then reach for a camera at
Sky Watch Friday!


15 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Wow, that's an expensive ferry ride. Wow! How exciting though... never driven on a ferry boat before. Great shots!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Why is the ferry so expensive? It must save a lot of drive time and miles, right. I've lived in small towns so many years now, I think it would be frightening to drive in the big city. Many years ago the freeways of California didn't bother me, but now I get nervous in heavy traffic. Hope you had an enjoyable trip.
Marnie

Maria said...

Thanks for stopping by! The cars board the ferry... and the ride is only an hour. We've never taken the ferry until this trip...too expensive for a whole family... Three X the fee for extra passengers... $14 one way, $24 round trip (no round trip price for car) It was about $150 for all of us to save a couple of hours of driving... Kind of wild huh! ~Maria

James said...

You got some good pictures. Wow $70!

Photo Cache said...

The bridge looks so much like the Oakland-SF Bay Bridge. Happy skywatching.

Carol said...

I love that first photo with the sparkling water...pretty pricey ride though...I love seeing these shots, I used to cross the Tappan Zee frequently on the way to New England, but haven't in years now....

~Chris said...

It was quite a trip home. Averaged around 30 MHP for a 150 mile trip, I495, across the Throgs Neck bridge, I295 to I95 to I87N, across the Tappan Zee...etc.

Grace and Bradley said...

It is expansive, but for once it is an experience. I used to also drive through Tappan Zee bridge from Boston to NJ to visit my sister. Thanks for visiting our blog and nice comments. Have a nice weekend!

Diana said...

Well Maria I hope you had a nice visit! Next time you go, please take some photos of the ferry ride! I've never been on one.

Barb said...

Well - you had an expensive ferry ride, but lovely skies. The girders of the bridge were nice against the sky, too.

Deidra said...

Oh wow! We used to live in Connecticut and crossed that bridge quite a bit. Boy, that brought back memories! Thanks for the drive.

Birding in Maine said...

Nice photos! That's a lot for a ferry ride even with a car.

Mo said...

Hope your weren't driving while taking photos. Interesting change in the sky as you cross the bridge.

Shey said...

I love being on board a ferry but I agree your ride's expensive. The scenic clouds and sky looks wonderful though. :)

Garnetrose said...

Great Pics but I agree. the price of the ferry ride seems a bit steep.