Ferries are extremely good forms of transport, especially across stretches of open water, and should be used whenever the opportunity arises.

The worse a ferry looks, the more enjoyable the experience is likely to be, and if the vessel appears to be on the verge of sinking, with a rust-paint ratio of at least 7:1, then you’re virtually guaranteed to meet Kate Humble, have a sea trout jump into your arms and witness terns, little auks and puffins perching on the railings or funnel (if applicable).