One of the Kapiti island ferrys was caught out this afternoon. I joined in a small crowd to watch as the tractor that was supposed to haul it out of the water got stuck in the sea. The engine appeared to have failed and in a scene reminescent of the Little Digger, 3 tractors lined up in a row to try and tow the stranded tractor and ferry out, without success. They temporarily gave up on the ferry, hauled out the tractor before the tide came in further, then towed the ferry onto the shore to allow the passengers out. A bit of excitment while I was down at the playground with Lil!