River crossing – photo essay

 The Bleriot Ferry prepares to make another trip across the river. | Barb Glen photo

Photo Essay | A trip in the badlands surrounding Drumheller, Alta., is almost incomplete without a ride across the Red Deer River on the Bleriot Ferry, which has been moving passengers across the river since 1913. | Barb Glen photos

A trip in the badlands surrounding Drumheller, Alta., is almost incomplete without a ride across the Red Deer River on the Bleriot Ferry, which has been moving passengers across the river since 1913.

Motor boats cruise the placid Red Deer River west of Drumheller, Alta., where the rugged beauty of the badlands and the promise of golden crops compete for attention. | Barb Glen photo
Gerry Connelly supervises the offloading of vehicles on the Bleriot Ferry that plies the Red Deer River west of Drumeller, Alta. | Barb Glen photo
The Bleriot Ferry has been running across the Red Deer River west of Drumheller, Alta., since 1913. The 106 metre crossing doesn't take long, however. Ferry operator Gerry Connelly was kept busy all day Aug. 15 ferrying tourists across and keeping count of the vehicles transported. | Barb Glen photo

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