Lately there’s been plenty of press about the Washington State Ferries (WSF); the most recent I read is the Seattle Transit Blog’s critique of the system’s planning (or lack thereof). But, as I’ve written before, I remain steadfast in my love for the vessels we rely on, especially the M/V Tillikum, also referred to as the Interisland.
I’m delighted there’s another generation of ferry fans to join me. In August, granddaughter Maggie enjoyed a view with Pops at the stern on one of our trips to the mainland.
Maggie also used her imagination with this hand-built wooden replica of the Tillikum I found at the farmers’ market. I like her accommodation for animal passengers, but she has a little work to do on her technique with the loading ramp.
And last week, someone posted a photo of an elementary student’s rendition of the Interisland.
The Seattle Transit Blog reported the WSF will need sixteen additional vessels over the next twenty years. Maybe these young ferry fans will help the WSF meet that goal.
*Afterthoughts are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning’s worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, books, previous posts, maybe even bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets.