Monday, 9 October 2017

The Ship.

The journey began in winter on July 26, 2017 from Devonport on board The Spirit of Tasmania to destinations unknown but of course towns, cities in Australia.

Photos are to show the way on board the ship and where the caravan and car are placed during the journey across Bass Strait which is approximately 441.7 klm (274.5 miles) and takes about 11 to 12 hours.
We always sail at night and have a cabin.


Up the ramp then down into the ship.




Here we are at the Lawn Cemetery at Devonport, Tasmania to visit my parents graves before we left as I do like to know they have flowers for the winter.

34 comments:

  1. at least you had a cabin, sounds like a long journey

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    1. Would go if we didn't have a cabin Adam, there are chairs to sleep in but not for us.

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  2. Welcome back!

    Looking forward to your next posts.

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  3. wow welcome again. I miss you so much. Great photos

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    1. Oh Gosia, lovely of you to say and we do miss our friends from our blogs when away, always good to be back posting.

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  4. That's a long voyage on a great looking ship.
    Happy you had the comfort of a cabin.

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    1. There are day trips which take less time because the ship goes faster..
      Yes, we had a cabin as always with ensuite.

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  5. I hadn't realised how big the ship is - which is silly of me. I just hadn't thought.
    Love your pre-trip ritual.

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    1. It's fairly large for a ferry with the cabin, casino, dinning room, shop, information centre, theatre, children's rooms and so on..
      Thanks.

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  6. Your caravan really looks so smart as you set off. I hope it still does now you are back.

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    1. Thanks Andrew, and it looks the same since our return. Needs a wash on the outside and further cleaning on in the inside which will get done in due course.

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  7. Un buen preludio de un largo viaje completamente organizado.

    Besos

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    1. The passage on the ship and home had to be organised, booked well in advance to we could get on board there and back home.

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  8. Looking forward to your detailed report of the annual northern odyssey
    away from the chills of the Tasmanian winter.

    I'd say the sea voyage across Bass Strait was the easiest part and the shortest
    part of this trip - ha ha!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Sure was the shortest in both distance and time Colin.

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  9. I like the perspective of the photo of the ramp onto the ship.

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  10. My parents took the Spirit of Tasmania over to Tassie when they went and also went at night and had a cabin that was when dad decided that going on a cruise might be fun

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  11. I'm looking forward to your travel tales :)

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  12. Hello Margaret,
    What a nice shots of this crossing by boat.
    Great to see.

    Greetings, Marco

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  13. Hello M I am going to love reading about this trip and your photos are awesome. Nice to have flowers on your parents grave. HUGS G

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  14. hi Margaret. it seems like forever since you've blogged. i'm looking forward to future posts about your trip. xxx

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  15. Australia looks Marvelous country Margaret!

    how amazing to have time and take tour to this beautiful place!

    nice to know that you visited the graves of you be loving parents first of all ,that is what i too do when go back to my native town

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    1. My parents moved to many places here in Tasmania due to my father's job, they ended up settling in the city of Devonport later in life.

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