The boat was very intimidating. The captain sat somewhere atop the massive, metal tower that loomed over the rest of the boat. That dosen't look very safe, I noted mentally. A short woman in a neon yellow vest guided us onto the car platform, surrounded by other vehicles. The fact that I could feel the gentle sway of the boat made me dizzy.
As I looked down at the choppy waves, the boat lurched forward. The boat moved faster than I thought! Then, I noticed something grey moving around in the water, occasionally skimming the surface. A closer look told me that it was a dolphin! I scanned the waves for others. Then out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a brown pelican gliding among the waves without fear. As it flew out of sight, I realized the ferry had stopped. I was proud of myself. I had ridden the ferry!