Monday 31 October 2016


After 4. 1/2 months we arrived home safely via the Spirit of Tasmania with an excellent smooth sailing across Bass Strait.
Had a couple of things go wrong on the holiday, leaking sink in the bathroom, and a flat tyre on the caravan the latter happening just two days before sailing.

Family of 5 are still in our house so things are rather cramped.

Took the photos with my phone below of the Port of Melbourne as we waited to board the ship.
Melbourne, Victoria.

The sand was very clean and silky.

A cruise ship and the red ship is the Spirit of Tasmania.

A few High Risers.

Driving onto the ship.

Part of the dinning room on board.

Saturday 22 October 2016

Closer to home!

We are in a place called Eden, leaving in the morning for Lakes Entrance which will mean we are into the State of Victoria and 2 nights sleep before boarding the ship to home, just over 4 months of travelling.
To the Spirit the ferry to take a look if you wish.

Eden is not too far from Sydney.
The photo I'm showing you is of a lighthouse at Kiama 120klms south of Sydney.  It's a pretty little town but nowhere did we find a place to park to take photos in the town it's-self.

Saturday 8 October 2016

The Padlocks!

We are getting closer to Sydney. Will go west of Sydney to miss the heavy traffic, if we don't get lost!  That will be late next week I expect.
Then return to the East Coast to continue our journey home.

A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. Since the 2000s, love locks have proliferated at an increasing number of locations worldwide. They are now mostly treated by municipal authorities as litter or vandalism, and there is some cost to their removal. However, there are authorities who embrace them, and who use them as fundraising projects or tourism attractions.

The photo of the padlocks I took looking out to sea at Ballina NSW.