SPIRIT OF TASMANIA
We stayed in Melbourne overnight and had our alarms set for 6am ready to pack up and drive to the port. As you can see from the photo, it was a beautiful morning. We were definitely happy to see the blue skies and smooth waters.
Boarding the ship was a lot easier than we anticipated. We just had to pass the check in where they took all our gas bottles, flammable things etc and then we were on.
It was a good feeling to be on and parked. We packed up everything we would need for the day and headed up. It was still a while 'til we'd leave the port. It was going to be a long day!
We were glad to find comfy seats and set ourselves up for the day. The girls were all excited and wanted to look around. They were happy to find out that we were very close to the movie theatre and watching 3 movies through the duration of the trip made the day go quicker. While they were watching movies, I had my feet up and finished my book! The captain announced early in the trip that they were expecting gail force winds from the West to hit us closer to Tasmania. We are thankful they never came and our trip over was smooth and surprisingly relaxing!