Thankfully that did not mean my trip was too tragically derailed. After taking a minute to collect my thoughts, reflect on that even though I had an unexpected delay in my trip it didn't mean my trip was over, dodging somewhere in the neighborhood of two dozen fare agents on a bad metro ticket (trouble is only trouble if you get caught!), and that this could just as much be an opportunity as a setback, I got myself settled in to a local hostel and found a flight which was leaving the following afternoon for Amsterdam from Newcastle airport for less than the cost of a new ferry ticket! So seeing the opportunity I decided to settle in and cruise around Newcastle while waiting for my flight out.
And now it was time to hop the metro (legally this time) to the airport and wait for my flight down to Amsterdam. Onward with the next step in the adventure!