Last week I made a solo trip to upstate New York for the week. I returned yesterday. I was visiting family and helping out around the place, but did manage to get out a little. In this post are images of the evening ferry I took from Grand Isle, Vermont to Cumberland Head, NY. The image above is another ferry heading the opposite direction (to Vermont) from the one upon which I stood, heading to NYS. There are several points along the Champlain to take a ferry. This one is short, but it’s not the shortest (as far as I know that one is the Fort Ti Ferry, which is way down south and crosses between Ticonderoga, New York and Larrabees Point, in Shoreham, Vermont). The Fort Ti Ferry uses underwater cables. We’d been on that one years ago. It didn’t look like the ferry on the current website, but was much more rustic and small. Maybe two…four…cars?
Anyway, the Grand Isle Ferries don’t use cables. I crossed around 7 at night and captured some cool images. Note the refraction orbs!
Once arriving in NY, after a short jog on the Northway (I-87), I took 374 to 190 to Route 11. A ways down on Route 11 (around Burke?) are tons of windmills. I’m torn about their establishment—there are supposed pros (income, renewal energy) and cons—but the homes and county do collect some decent dollars from the company renting/leasing their land to run these things…and there is a weird, neat look to them…but I much prefer the native, unencumbered countryside….