An important fact about PT is that it is a peninsula. There are bodies of water every where around us. Yesterday,my son and DiL made plans to take our compound guests to a close by island for some hiking. You get there by
ferry. You are a walk on, on the ferry ,you get the experience of being on open water for about 30 minutes and get off right where you start hiking. When you get tired, you go back to the dock, check the
ferry schedule, catch the next one and go back to PT. It's a great destination adventure for visitors. All plans were made for the outing. Except the ferry had a mechanical problem and wasn't running. Even after it is fixed, someone from the DOT has to come
and inspect the repairs. The ferry route is considered a water highway. So everyone on the PT side couldn't get to the Whidbey side and vice versa. That's OK if you were on the side that you wanted to be on, but pretty inconvenient for anyone who was on the
wrong side. To get there on dry land by car, takes hours. There used to be two ferries running, but because they can't find workers, and one out of service ferry, means a lot of disappointed and frustrated would be riders. Our bunch came home and had chicken
soup and matzoh balls ,made the day before by our guests.Chicken soup really works when you are disappointed.