Post by crazycathlamet on Jul 7, 2019 10:27:05 GMT -8
This is just a little late, but I got around to making m very own tribute video for the Hyak. As my favorite, Super, it's fitting that I put a couple hour of time into putting together a video commemorating her career. So here it is, enjoy! And as always, here's a link to my channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC1a4i9gZihBWaMEtkKgUsCA
Yesterday I got to ride aboard the Hyak on its final round trip out of Bremerton. Definetly a bittersweet moment as I will be sad to see it go, but I'm glad that I was able to take part in this final sailing. Btw this is a Photo Heavy post, so here we go!
We'll start with the classic Bremerton thru-shot as she approaches the terminal for the second to last time
She's still one of the better looking ferries in the fleet in my opinion; a much cleaner design than the newer ferries. I love that she still has the old style pilothouse windows too.
I have a love-hate relationship with the Supers. I find them aesthetically pleasing, but operationally speaking they do have, to put it gently, shortcomings. Those old style pilothouse windows restrict the view from the interior a lot more than you'd expect; they're too narrow for today's (and for that matter, 1967's) cars; and frankly, they're a pain to load.
Still, it bums me out to see the Hyak go. Her lack of refurbishment extended to the pilothouses, which meant the original controls were largely intact, and that alone made for an enjoyable challenge. She was/is my favorite of the Supers.