Ferry Crossing on the Mandovi

The voyage across Goa‘s mighty River Mandovi begins late in the evening in fading light. Port of embarkation: Ribandar. Destination: the lost island of Divar. Total sailing time is expected to be 5 mins and 25 secs.

Ferry at Ribandar, Goa<br>5D Mark II, 14L II

Ferry at Ribandar, Goa
5D Mark II, 14L II


Capt. Emidio Fernandes is at the helm.

Capt. Emidio Fernandes<br>5D Mark II, 14L II

Capt. Emidio Fernandes
5D Mark II, 14L II


Midway we encounter unexpected turbulence. A barge loaded with the droppings of Goa‘s ‘mineral farmers’ (aka miners, the destroyers of Goa‘s environment) is headed straight for our ship.

Barge on River Mandovi, Goa<br>5D Mark II, 24-105L

Barge on River Mandovi, Goa
5D Mark II, 24-105L


Summoning all his experience, Capt. Fernandes skillfully dodges the incoming missile and your friendly photographer lives to shoot another day.

On the way to Divar<br>5D Mark II, 14L II

On the way to Divar
5D Mark II, 14L II

  • Suraj Sakhardande - June 11, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    Hi Rajan.
    I have created a android app called as Goychim ferry and have a facebook page for the same. Its a app designed and dedicated for ferry commuters.

    Can i share some of the pics from you blog (ferry-crossing-on-the-mandovi) in the page (by mentioning your blog post as the source for the picture)? I found some cool photos in here.

    Please reply me back if its fine for you.

    Thanks in advance.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - June 13, 2015 - 2:59 am


      Thanks for writing. You may share the link to my blog post. However, if you wish to use the photos themselves, the license is available for purchase.


  • […] visit to the island of Divar entails taking the ferry across the River Mandovi. See an earlier post for a heroic […]ReplyCancel

  • gaspar almeida - January 3, 2010 - 3:20 am

    Excellent pictures and photography.


  • Arun - December 13, 2009 - 8:08 am

    This is a great help in understanding the use of wide angle lenses.ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - December 9, 2009 - 11:21 pm

    O-P-T-I-M-I-S-E-D ! Both – the 14L and humour.
    I used to wonder if one can really use the 14L for regular shooting.. now I dont.ReplyCancel

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