5 Photos 5 Stories Day #2

Butt’s Ferry down on Exeter Quay is operated by man power, it’s a floating boat that is pulled 150 feet by a cable across the river Exe.  The current boat is 27 feet long and has been in use since 2005, but there has been a crossing there since the 17th century.

There is a sign on the riverbank that reads.

Butts Ferry

Tis yer you catch the ferry

A funny boat it be . . .

But it gets you cross the river

For only 30p

 ferry

Jude at Travel Words has nominated me for the ‘Five Photos, Five Stories’ challenge, and I would like to nominate Ruth, a photographer and art teacher from Pittsburgh who also writes poetry. This would be an easy challenge for you Ruth, if you feel like taking it up, no worries if you don’t have time.

The challenge is to just  “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

 

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21 thoughts on “5 Photos 5 Stories Day #2

  1. I remember fondly the ferry rides from Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Island in North Carolina… thanks for ferrying these memories back to me!

  2. I love this kind of quirky ferry, Gilly. I remember a crossing like this but somewhere in the countryside. I’ve long since forgotten where but I can still picture it 🙂

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