and I were talking about the second episode a few weeks ago--about that part where Tenzin hears Korra on the radio. She was like, "There's no way he took a ferry if he got there that fast." Probably not even time to park a bison.
Therefore, the only explanation is that he BLASTED THE HECK OVER THE BAY.
I am forever indebted to her for putting that hilarious image in my head. I swore to draw it, so now it is immortalized in a .gif.
I've drawn Tenzin a lot these days lol.