Now, if you were a normal person and wanted to live here in the winter, you'd pay around $6500 for a good, used, hovercraft and that would be that. Even if both engines failed, the craft is designed to float--so there would just be a minimal amount of embarrassment while the fire department crew threw you a rope. However, nobody ever claimed my wife and myself are normal--so we get around by kayak. The big plus for us is the silence. Moving on a kayak is a quiet way to keep in tune with the natural world around us in winter. Here is a clip of the kayaking to which I refer.