Normally, when I cross the river I cycle over using one of 3 bridges, the Graham Farmer, the Causeway or the Narrows. However, in holiday mode, I decided to do something I haven't done since childhood and take the ferry. It was free, as I'd already paid for a train ticket. (The bike is transported for free anyway, the same as on the trains.)
The Surly looked as though it was travelling first class, having the whole of the 4-bay bike area to itself.
It was interesting seeing the city and South Perth foreshore from a different perspective and I really enjoyed the trip on the boat. I don't think it's the last time the Surly and I will take to the water.
Mind you following the shoreline has it's compensations. After picking up my book from the delightful Mill Point Book Cafe and with the drizzle transforming into sunshine, I enjoyed the pootle home across (or, rather, underneath) the bridge.