Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Ferry.

We arrived at the Ferry Terminal 1 and a 1/2 hours before sailing. First we had to go through Quarantine which only took a minute. Questions such as...Fire Arms, Gas Cylinders, Guns and things like that.  The Gas cylinders are taken if you have one, your name put on it, collected when coming off the ship in Melbourne in the State of Victoria where the ship berths. Caravan owners are usually the ones with gass cylinders.

We had dinner on board in the dinning room. After dinner to one of the lounges to talk more, then off to the shop and look at the Souvenirs, then to the cabin.

The sailing was very smooth for such shallow water across Bass Strait to the Port of Melbourne.
We were awoken at 5.50am, had a sandwich and water in the cabin for breakfast, no time for the dinning room.  We were called to our cars at 6.30am with a very short wait before driving off the ferry and on our merry way up over the Gateway Bridge and along the Highway inland.

The Spirit of Tasmania at Devonport.


  1. Wonderful ferry it looks like The Spirit of France which one we use travelling from France do Dover in England. Drive safely to your destination. Greetings.

  2. Thank you. Only about 250km to go to the apartment.
    Could be the ferry is related to the one you sailed in.

  3. I love going on ferries is something I love - it is so relaxing - safe travels.

    1. I we like going on the ferry it's something different, I like sleeping in the cabin....thanks

  4. Hooray! You're on your way! That's a relaxing way to travel -- covering the miles while you are comfortably asleep.

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    1. I guess it's a bit big compared to other ferries. A great way to travel in the night.

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    1. You heard correct Diane, however the many times we have travelled it's been fairly smooth..