An area teacher kayaks to work instead of taking the ferry.
Sean Patch is ready to paddle his kayak across the Hudson to work, which is no easy feat. Patch says he has to navagate around, “…oil barges, tankers, cruise ships.”
Patch, an algebra teacher at a high school in Manhattan, used to take the ferry, but it became rather expensive.
His commute has become a classroom lesson. Patch says it goes like this. “Mr. Patch kayaks to work. He bought the kayak for $850. He no longer has to pay for the ferry $7.75 each way. How much has he saved?”
In addition to the savings there’s also the serenity. Patch says, “It’s really peaceful.”
I’ll bite – if Mr. Patch commutes via ferry, a round-trip would cost $15.50/day – or $310/month (assuming he doesn’t go to NYC on the weekends).
The kayak cost $850 up front, so it is essentially paid for after about 3 months!
Would YOU kayak to work? Or is this just a novel idea that can only work for one guy? Personally, I can’t see crossing the Hudson in a kayak on a daily basis, no matter how much money I’d save!