Sunday, July 15, 2007

1.3 - Waiting for the Monkey Island Ferry

MONKEY ISLAND, March 1998 - It's not a ferry in the conventional sense, but little here on Monkey Island is conventional. With no docking space anywhere on the island, about the only way to arrive here is by washing ashore. Or one may experience the adventure of the ferry to the mainland, aboard a surplus WWII amphibious landing craft called the S.S Lancelot Link.

A slow morning finds a lone commuter dozing on a bench near where the boat will appear out of the mist, hurling itself through the breakers, and crashing to the shore like a beached whale.

Every hour on the half-hour.

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