|Map of Australia with Bass Strait |
marked in purple
|Map of Bass Strait including major island groups|
|Driving in fog as I cross the Victorian border|
|A few minutes later I'm driving in sunshine|
|Driving down the Hume Highway to Melbourne|
|My car's odometer hit 11111 as |
I crossed over into Victoria.
|Driving around the Melbourne |
streets watching out for trams
|The traffic islands down here actually look like real islands|
|The streets of Port Melbourne|
|Spirit of Tasmania waiting in dock |
to sail to Tasmania that night.
|My car parked outside a strange |
little house in Port Melbourne
|Great walking and bike tracks along |
the foreshore of Port Melbourne
|Interesting buildings down here in Melbourne|
|The old stuck between the new|
|I Sat by the Ocean waiting to board the ship|
|'I Sat by the Ocean' randomly comes on|
first time today as I drive on-board
|Driving onto the Spirit of Tasmania 15/6/2016|
|You don't realize how big this boat is|
until you drive up next to it
|The lifeboats hanging over the outside|
decks frequented by smokers
Queens of the Stoneage song 'I Sat by the Ocean' came on my iPod's random selection of 162 of the songs I had on it, which I found rather ironic, as there are two of these ships and they pass each other around 1am, so they are ships that pass in the night, just like in the song 'I Sat by the Ocean'.
|Inside the hull of the ship and my|
car stays here for the night
|On the deck on the back of the boat watching|
the lights of Melbourne disappear
|Moving away from Melbourne and out into Bass Strait|
|Looking over the edge of the boat into|
the water as seagulls chase the ship
|It's a long way down and cold, time to head inside I think.|
|It's much cozier inside, but I don't think|
I should eat anything big tonight.
|They even have one-armed bandits on this ship...|
no thank you, not for me
|Oh great, more fog, this time on the Tasmanian highway|
"Tasmania, Explore the Possibilities".
No seasickness crossing the Bass Strait for me, so now it's off to Hobart and time for Dark Mofo.
Going With the Flow in Devonport on My Last Day in Tasmania