The first passengers on the Lake Tana Transport ferry

Early the next morning we arrived at Gorgora harbour in hopeful anticipation of the ferry setting off for Bahir Dar. We were in luck! After two years of being out of service we had the privilege of being the first passengers on the refurbished Tana Transport Ferry. The luckiest part is that the ferry journey across the lake usually takes two days, but this was a one off direct trip across the lake, taking only 6 hours.

With it just being us and the crew, we made ourselves comfortable on the top deck. We had a couple of engine blips where we thought we might have to get the rowing boat overboard (until we saw it had a giant hole in the bottom). But with the engine engineer onboard we didn’t have to resort to that, and we’re soon up and running again.

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