Originally Posted by Magnawake
Oh yeah forgot to say we did encounter some rude bridge operators. I guess the under paid operators have an axe to grind with all of us wealthy yacht owners who think we own the ICW. Next time I'm going outside if all possible.
I've noticed it too over the years. And it's often the same bridges that provide the most "attitude" or exceptional service. For example, the bridge tenders of the Alligator River Swing bridge are consistently some of the best and most friendly ones I've seen. And it's the same experience every year.
One thing we've toyed with doing is providing an ActiveCaptain bridge/lock voting mechanism whereby you could quickly click your vote about a particular bridge or lock experience. Then at a certain point each year, we'd give awards to the town or bridge with the highest number of "likes". Perhaps if word of this type of voting got around, a percentage of bridge tenders would be a little nicer. I'd love any feedback about that type of thing...