18.08.2017 - 18.08.2017 16 °C
Friday 18th August - The Ferry home.
We had to wait until 5:30pm before boarding The Spirit of Tasmania ferry. So we spent a day with Andrew and Edi. Did a little shopping for walking shoes for Hilaire and some booze shopping from Dan Murphy's as I had a little room left in the trailer.
We left Andrew's place at 4:00pm for an hours ride to Station Pier through Melbourne traffic. Only missed one turn-off which took us a couple of kms further. Virtually rode straight onto the ferry without any waiting on the wharf. That's a first in Melbourne. Once on board, we dropped our luggage in our cabin (a porthole cabin this time) and headed for the bar. That's when we ran into a couple of fellow travellers, Barry and Rick whom Andrew and I had met in Geraldton WA. They are also on a round Oz tour on motorbikes. They are heading to Tassie for 10 days as part of their trip. A few drinks, some shared experiences, dinner in the cafeteria, and Hilaire and I were into bed early. Not looking forward to our 5:30am start.