Just to clarify the ferry question, the night guard is now running the ferry. This means that the ferry is available 24 hrs a day... 7 days a week. No issues anymore. If for any reason that changes, folks at the Hammock House are willing to run it themselves. So head on up.
I just got back from my trip, and it was our favorite hang out place. If you show, they will play. One night during the week we were the only three customers, so they did a private jam session for us. We had the whole dance floor. We felt special.
We also got a lesson on playing dice there from Skinny himself. They have goblets filled with dice at the bar, so games often break out. We learned 3 types of games (3's, Ship/Captain/Crew and Aces). We found that Aces is near to impossible to play after a few Belikins, but the other two are just fine. My change purse was heavy by the end of the trip.
He he hee.