Ferry source of funny stories
FUNNY stories of comings and goings on the Bluff Point ferry at Lawrence will remain secret.
Selwyn Langens, a ferry worker for the past seven years, has seen humorous incidents, but wants them to remain private.
He does, however, wish that he had a video recorder for some incidents.
But for those who think they might be able to tempt some of those stories from him, think again.
Mr Langens is not one for telling tales.
The contract to operate the ferry recently changed, with a three-year deal going to Port Macquarie-based company, the Ferrymen.
It will also take over operations of the Ulmarra ferry.
Users are not likely to notice any change and, according to Mr Langens who will keep his job, that is a good thing.
"It is a great lifestyle," he said.
"If everyone could get a job that they really liked, where they were meeting people all the time and enjoying it, the world would be a happier place.
"Working here has provided plenty of material for Funniest Home Videos. I guess I should have written the stuff down years ago.
"You get two or three really funny incidents a year.
"It would have been good to be able to have them all in the one place at the one time."
Mr Langens said all the current employees had been re-employed by the new contractor.