Weather as Expected
Where are we now: Hobart
Arrived in Tassie after a uneventful, but choppy crossing of Bass Strait. We had a cabin for the journey but many did not, deciding to sit up or just snooze in a chair.
A 9 hour trip in daylight gives time to a nana nap, and a bed is a better choice than snoring in public.
After leaving Port Phillip Bay, there is not a lot to see, although our cabin was right at the front, looking over the bow. The view entering the Mersey River at Devonport is really good from the very front of the ship.
An early exit from the lower decks as we had the van in tow, but a not so quick passing through quarantine. They are quite carefull in Tassie not to allow any diseases in especially from food or plants. Often the sniffer dog will jump around if the smell of a banana or orange is detected.
The weather deteriorated soon after hitting the shores, it hasn't stopped raining since. The real damage has been the wind from the east, unusual as Tassie is in the middle of the westerly Roaring Forties.
A travellers crossing last night were about 2 hours late getting in to Devonport, must have been a rough trip.
A day in Ulverstone to visit friends and my brother, then today we headed south to Hobart. Weather terrible, strong wind and rain, lost an extension mirror off the car, but I didn't like the position of it anyway.
A rest day tomorrow, then hopefully off to Bruny Is to my niece-in-law's holiday shack for a week. I hope the weather improves, I would like run some of the roads and trails that the 64 km Bruny Is run held in December covers.
In my condition, that probably means about 5 kms of it, but I have to start back somewhere.