hi all, I'm heading off to Tasmania in 3 weeks. travelling across on the Spirit of Tasmania and would like to know if anyone else has done it. Did you leave your panniers on the bike ? Who and where…Continue
"It was a fantastic experience, and sailing up the NSW coast as the sun came up was really spectacular.
Unfortunately I am a lousy seaman. Had to stand in the gale on the open deck for much of the night sucking in lungfuls of cold, fresh…"
"I recall when they were running from Sydney, I scoped out the cost. Basically, for the price of a trip from Sydney you could fly to Melbourne, spend the night in a 5-star hotel, have a meal at a very nice restaurant, catch the ferry from Melbourne…"
"They didn't so much as can it, but sold the boat for a much larger sum then they paid for it, or could possibly make running it. I'm guessing the market that lead to such a sale also lead to buying a new boat out of affordable reach."
"It was at Garden Island a couple of weeks ago....you missed the stowaway chance!
From what I remember, it was at best, a year or two max, when they had sailings from Sydney. The old Empress used to do the run regularly, but that must be 35 or 40…"
"I am very envious...
I don't think you need worry too much about bike security on the trip over and back. Memories are fading but my family and I took the overnight "Spirit" from Devonport to Sydney (in January 2006, the good-old-days…"
hi all, I'm heading off to Tasmania in 3 weeks. travelling across on the Spirit of Tasmania and would like to know if anyone else has done it. Did you leave your panniers on the bike ? Who and where do they secure it? I travel to Japan every year and use ferries there , they secure your bike really well and leaving everything except money etc; on the bike is nothing to worry about. I'm afraid that I don't place that much trust in the honesty of my fellow aussies. I have trawled the internet for…See More