Friday, December 30, 2011
Taking a small ferry ranks in my top ten list of cheap thrills. On our two transits of the Columbia River via the Wahkiakum Ferry, we have seen scaup, ring necks, western grebes and double crested cormorants. The last ferry operating on the lower Columbia, it travels between Westport, Oregon and Cathlamet, Washington. Besides a fun ride, it's our favorite way access the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge.
Another ferry in our vicinity is the Wheatland Ferry--a bargain price, but right now you have to swim out to catch it.