Avast me hearties
NO wonder Sunferries has failed to implement its much promised/ threatened new and foreshortened timetable. The company has been sold to Adelaide’s Sealink Travel Group. It’s been a while since the ferries needed new logos, but longest-serving deckhand Tony Wilson is still aboard and will have to get a new T-shirt. Here he is in 1998 proudly wearing the long list of his employers up to that date: The worrying thing is that the acquisition’s focus appears to be the ferries’ tourism potential. While this is obviously good, the public transport element of transporting Townsvillians from one suburb to another doesn’t rate a mention. It would be interesting to know how many of the 800,000 passengers they carry each year are tourists and how many are commuters.
Helloooo . . .
If you ring Dairy Farmers Stadium at the weekend, the automated answering service gives you any number of options which include seeing the now defunct NQ Fury. Probably time to update the answering machine, fellas.