Saturday, April 2, 2016

Goldfish and the Ferry

Baggies of Goldfish Crackers
Mom decided to take us for a drive to Amelia Island to show us a dog friendly beach she discovered over there and that meant taking the St Johns River Ferry.

Now yesterday the Ferry actually changed hands - it was originally operated by the City of Jacksonville but is now under the care of the Jacksonville Transport Authority. They had a big celebration and signing of the papers - they also said the Ferry is here to stay for many years to come (it is the only car ferry still running in Florida) JTA have made a commitment to keep improving the ferry and for the past 10 weeks have been doing a lot of work on the ferry and its docking area. In April you will even be able to pay for your ticket via your phone. The ferry can take people, bikes, car, trucks, trailers and RV's across the river.

Anyhoo - the nice person collecting fares saw us in the back seat of the car and just gushed at how beautiful and well behaved we were and then reached into her bag and pulled out two baggies of goldfish crackers just for US (note - Mom did not get any cause she isn't special like us). Isn't is cool doggies are allowed to go on the ferry - we have to stay in the car but Mom rolled the windows down so we could enjoy the sea breeze.

PS - the dog friendly beach at Amelia Island was okay but Mom didn't like it because there is just rows of condos all along the shoreline and it didn't feel very relaxing.
On the beach at Amelia Island
Can you see MY car - it has the Aussie flag on the front :)


  1. Hari OM
    YAAAYYYY flying the flag..... I have to go on such a ferry every time I want to leave my town for Edinburgh - welllll. I could go the back way and spend an extra hour on the road... but the ferry is fun. Except last week. Last week I truly thought we were sunk, so bad were the waves... but am here to tell the tale!!! Dogs are always welcome on Scottish ferries.... don't know that they get special treats though... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. wow what an adventure... I never was on a ferry... how is that? scary? loud? or easy peasy? Enjoy YOUR fishies while riding the waves on that ferry :o)

  3. Your very own bags of Goldfish?!!? How awesome!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  4. What a fun time!! Ferries, goldfish crackers and a new beach sound like a great way to spend the day!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
    PeeEss - Our Mama feels the same way about condo beaches, she likes secluded, nobody around, types of shorelines

  5. My sister used to go to Amelia Island every winter until her husband died. She loved it.

    I love ferries! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

  6. How fun!! We has never rode the Ferry befur. Adding it to out bucket list ;)

    Matt & Matilda

  7. Sounds like you had fun checking everything out!!

  8. Hey imagine that! And I went on my first ever ferry ride only a couple of weeks ago when staying with Aunty Yam. Isn't it fun?
    I was not offered any treats, but I was allowed out of the car and onto the observation deck.
    Toodle pip!

  9. Lucky you to get Goldfish! The ferry brings back memories of our trips to Nantucket. Molly has never been.

  10. OMD! You gots goldfishes??!!! I do loves me some goldfishes!!! That's a good size snack bag too!!! You lucky doggies you!! I'm glads you had a FABulous adventure, butts bummer abouts not being able to gets outta the car...butts I guess there wasn't much to see on the ferry anyhu, huh?
    Ruby ♥

  11. That all sounds good! Boat ride, snacks and a beach walk!

  12. Goldfish - yummers!!! That was an exciting adventure for all of you. Too bad about the shoreline view but it is still a pretty beach.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  13. How nice of the person to give you goldfish crackers, our Angel Greta loved those

    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. you two ARE beautiful and you deserve all of that and more! Love that dogs are allowed on the ferry! DakotasDen

  15. How cool you got to ride in a car that rode on a boat on the water! And got gold fish cracker because you are both so special and so beautiful, too. Yay!


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