Saturday's massive storms forced us to cancel our Save the Ferries rally at Manly Cove and later on the ferry itself. But, the sturdy sea-worthy ferries themselves just kept going!
But hang on to your placards...
RALLY OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Thursday 25th March @ 2.30pm
Meet opposite Parliament House at 2.30pm in Martin Place. This will be our best chance to get media coverage before the debate at 4pm.
A debate will be held in Parliament on Thursday over the decision to slash the Freshwater ferry fleet. The decision was made without a business plan, without consideration of the wider effects on Manly's tourist economy, and without any plan to move the ferry fleet to renewable energy. We have forced this debate which holds MPs to account by gaining 22,000 signatures on our 'Save the Freshwater ferries' petition.
You can watch the debate live online here:
Thursday 25th March @ 4pm
These hair-raising images are from Haig Gilchrist - who else? Our deck-hand photographer legend, who says: "Maybe not the perfect night (Friday 19/3) to be travelling on the outer deck of the Narrabeen. One of those nights working in treacherous weather conditions but felt safe and comfortable on a Freshwater class ferry and I’m pretty sure most passengers enjoyed the thrill ride home."
Candy Bingham, Deputy Mayor & Manly Ward Councillor on Northern Beaches Council. Background in marketing, public relations and community engagement. Author of five business books. Former Lady Mayoress of Sydney. Aka Candy Tymson.