I just wonder if the trend will continue and how long before we mount a protest for something better.
The fact of the matter is, a ferry is a ferry, is a ferry and it will never be any more than that.
There comes to mind the issue of a causeway or fixed link. Now that would put an end to ferry problems and all the missed appointments, medical and otherwise that it causes.
I’m sure that a causeway would bring many benefits to the islands that we do not have now not the least of which is the possibility that a person could work off Fogo Island and still live here and be home every evening if they wanted to.
I know of people who left Fogo Island because of the ferry service. A causeway with a toll fee of the same amount as the ferry costs could probably pay for itself in 10 years or less.
Some people say we should have had a causeway years ago. I agree. Again I just wonder how many breakdowns are necessary to wake us up to the idea that we absolutely need a causeway to the islands here – that’s the only real solution to the ferry problems here.
Joe Batt’s Arm