Why You Should Choose an Airport Taxi Transfer Over Public Transport

Transport offers multiple options that can be used when it comes to travelling. These include taxis, buses, trains or evening using a subway. However, the catch comes on which is just the best means to use. The means you decide on should be able to cater to the needs that you dearly need without leaving anything out.

Choosing the best means of transport to and fro the airport should not be done hurriedly. You have to really discern before choosing from the available multiple options.

Multiple options

Let’s begin with a bus, if the bus or train system works in the optimum condition it is a great option due to the fact that not only is it fast but also one of the most economical services. However, in terms of comfort, it is not the most profitable option. It is not at all comfortable especially when you are carrying bulky luggage and you are walking past a large crowd. Besides, you have to adhere to the train or bus schedule, that calls for either arriving at the station earlier or just on time.

A self-drive service is comfortable since you can avoid talking to another person if you are not interested. However, this means of transport does not offer you a chance to rest when you arrive from a long and tiresome trip. Upon arriving, you have to start to search for a parking place which can take some minutes or even hours.

Traveling by subway comes with the same shortcomings as those incurred while using either a bus or a train. Despite being the cheapest option, it does is not very suitable.

Advantages of Airport Taxi Transfer

Taxi Transfer comes with several advantages. They include;

You will get help from someone in carrying your language thus saving you the burden of carrying it alone.
Despite being quite expensive, you will get value for your money due to guaranteed peace and comfort that is experienced.
In instances where you are on board with another person heading to a meeting together. You have the chance to go through some topics and agendas privately.
The driver is always polite, kind and respectful just to ensure you enjoy your ride.
These vehicles are always in good conditions thus avoiding inconveniences that may results from delays because of breakdowns or even accidents.
It saves you the expenses incurred from leaving your car in the airport’s parking lot for a few days that you will be away.
In case of any delay, you don’t need to worry since your potential driver will wait for you. Besides taxi transfer operates on a flat price and thus you do not need to worry that the fare charges might change like in buses.
During holidays, there are normally a lot of people travelling and this might lead to overcrowding of some means of transport. Taxi transfer saves you from the stress of waiting on long queues in order to access some means of transport.

After considering the differences between public transport and taxi transfer, there is only one winner. Taxi transfer is really out to reduce the drawbacks that you might encounter while travelling. It is both effective and efficient and religiously committed to ensuring that you enjoy your trip while using it.

Taxi transfer has become one of the most preferred means of transport. This has been accelerated by the increased number of companies that have ventured into rendering this service. However, you really have to sample these companies before choosing the company that you will have to use. This can be done through getting some feedback from those people who have used taxi transfer before. That will really give you reliable information that can help you in making a sober decision. But all in all, taxi transfer saves you a lot.

The Hurdles Of Travelling Out Of The Country

Travelling out of the country seems to be fun and exciting. However, the hurdles that accompanied our thrill is unexpected. It starts with the Immigration at the airport and the Embassy where we are scrutinized thoroughly for the purpose of our visit to a certain country.

With my experience, I was almost left in the Immigration. I was held in the Embassy for almost 2 hours. They were very critical when it comes to tourists. But I do understand their protocol especially those who leaving and entering the country. Imagine the show money should be a maximum of US$ 10,000. Better that my purpose was research. But still all the files of my laptop were scanned as well as the Facebook messages and my emails. The good thing that happened was that from being suspicious, they become impressed with my work because I was able to make studies outside the country even if I was not able to visit them physically. I was really afraid to be left in the airport because I have spent much for this travel. My God, I did not sleep for 3 nights because of my immediate need for money to cover my round trip air fare, hotel accommodation and food not to mention to buy enough amount of US dollars in my pocket as a show money in case the Embassy will question my capacity to sustain my stay in Malaysia.

But after going through a lot in the Immigration, I was very happy because I can now go anywhere in the world as a researcher and a writer with no hassles at all. I was able to prove my credibility and identity to them that nothing is impossible if you put your mind into what you are doing.

Just never think that when you go out of the country, it makes you a nobody. You have a very important contribution to make a change especially in the lives of the significant people around you. Lots of people become successful because they are able to overcome all the odds on their way to achieving their dreams. Accept and adapt change! There is no sense in spending your days talking about who you used to be. It will only prevent you from creating a successful and meaningful life.

If you spend too much on talking about your ideas, gathering information, reading, researching, attending seminars, and listening to what everyone else is saying and not putting into action all that learning and knowledge to make your life happen, you are bound to fail.

When you are determined to do what you want, no one can stop you. It’s a matter of having self-confidence, perseverance and hard work.

Never hold yourself back, put worthwhile goals into action. Walk the talk and apply all the learning and knowledge you have to make things happen and make a difference in your life.

Marrowstone Point Light and the “Triangle of Fire”

About October 1 1888 a lens lantern with a red light was mounted on a pole to mark the eastern entrance to Port Townsend Bay. In 1892 the Lighthouse board recommended a large fog bell be installed to warn of the sharp turn in the course when entering for leaving Puget Sound. $3,500 was allocated by Congress on March 3 1893 and a one and one half story six-room keepers house with a fog bell tower was built and put into operation on April 7, 1896. The huge 1,200 pound bell would strike twice every fifteen seconds during periods of fog or low visibility.

Seventy-year-old former sea captain Osmore H Morgan was the first keeper. He had spent the prior fourteen years as head keeper at the New Dungeness Lighthouse. His daughter, Nettie Race took over after his passing in 1907. A few months later Axel Rustad was appointed keeper and he and wife Karen took over. They stayed for ten years raising four sons in the keepers quarters. The only water for the family was rain water collected and stored in a 5,000-gallon redwood tank which was located in a shed behind the house.

In July 1903 the North Pacific, a side wheel steamer struck Craven Rock off Marrowstone Point in a dense fog. The steamer had 14 passengers aboard who were taken to shore by lifeboats and the tug boat C. B. Smith. Lighthouse keeper Morgan fed and sheltered them until they were taken aboard the steamer Mainlander which had run aground on Marrowstone Point that same morning but was afloat again at high tide. The North Pacific was a total loss as it sank in deep water.

In 1907 construction of Fort Flagler was completed. Fort Flagler joined with the guns at Fort Casey on Admiralty Head and the guns at Fort Worden near Point Wilson to form a “Triangle of Fire” to prevent enemy vessels from entering Puget Sound

Dense fog caused another mishap in August 1908. The 502-foot-long armored cruiser USS Colorado ran aground on Liplip Point the southeast tip of Marrowstone Island. This incident cast light on the need for more navigational aids in Puget Sound. On October 22, 1913 Congress appropriated $30,000 for improvements.

Marrowstone Point received a new fog signal and light in 1914. An experimental acetylene gun was installed in a wooden building thirteen yards northeast of the bell tower and took the place of the fog bell. Mariners were asked to report the efficiency of the gun to the lighthouse inspector in Portland.

A new acetylene gun was installed atop a concrete structure just two months later. At the same time, the light was changed from a fixed red to a quick two red flashes every six seconds. The acetylene fog gun was the first of its kind to be used in the United States.

Several improvements were made over the years until 1962 when it was automated. In 1972 the Coast Guard transferred the property to the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be used as a research facility. The keepers house is now used as a guest house for scientists who visit the Marrowstone Marine Field Station.

Still standing at the waters edge are the structure that held the light and fog signal and the light tower. The flashing white light is still functioning but the fog signal is no longer being used. The station is now being used as a marine ecosystem health and marine fish health research facility.

Fort Flagler is now Fort Flagler State Park. A military museum is located in the park. The Marrowstone Point Light is visible from the park’s beach but it is not open to the public.