We waited two-and-a-half hours in the queue to board the Spirit of Tasmania Monday evening.
We got there when check-in begins and yet we saw passenger cars that arrived less than half-hour to the ship’s departure board before us. When we tried to inquire with a security agent, he laughed and was dismissive saying, “There’s no use in even trying to explain it.” I use the term “security” loosely, by the way.
The overnight journey was comfortable. We had a few drinks, walked around and explored the ship, and I slept surprisingly well. I’m glad we booked a cabin. It was a four berth cabin, but it was just the two of us. The upper bunks close up easily. We woke just in time to see we were arriving at Tasmania and that it was a lovely, sunny day. What a beautiful state!
We stopped in Launceston for coffee, Richmond for a nice lunch at the Maze and Tea Room, and on to our destination, a holiday home near the beautiful capital city of Hobart that belongs to one of Theo’s generous clients. The charming and quirky house sits on a hill and has a beautiful view of forested area and a bit of the bay. It feels remote, but our closest neighbours are probably just a couple of hundred yards away. Regular visitors, however, are cute pademelons. They come up just outside the house!
Have you visited Tasmania?