|Spirit of Tasmania docking|
Well today’s the day and we headed off Bendigo to Melbourne to catch the “Sprirt of Tasmania” to Devonport. It was with some trepidation given Di and boats normally don’t mix but ever the adventurer (and travel calm) we tested fate. I will say right up front she travelled better than the rest of us. She is now mumbling things about cruises to the islands. We arrived at our appointed time – to an empty pier. Apparently over the long weekend they have run day and night services. Once the boat had docked it took 2 hrs to actually get the car on and to our cabin. I must say the trip was pretty smooth. Another 2 hours to disembark and clear quarantine and we were on our way. Apart for a 20 km detour ( my fault) it was a pleasant trip from Devonport to Stanley. Good road and nice views. An interesting side note, the Taswegans have taken to growing roads – well at least I think that is what they are doing. We passed a couple of signs on the road side indicating "irrigated roads" . Interesting concept doomed to failure I expect. We deviated off the main A2 to Table Cape Light house.
|Stanley Village in the old rail station|
|Table Cape Lighthouse|