Arrived in Melbourne and awaiting the boat (ship or ferry?)
We have arrived in Melbourne and are staying about 20 minutes away from the ferry terminal.
Had a good drive down from Canberra after the wedding, staying at Glenrowan overnight. Glenrowan is where Ned Kelly made his last stand. He was captured here and later hanged in Melbourne Gaol. In this region Kelly and his past is everywhere.
He is he the tourist drawcard it seems, as well as the local vineyards and the natural beauty of the Warby Ranges region. We just had to be seen with Ned and Leanne got down on his feet for a photo opportunity. The campground was a great little spot amongst the trees with plenty of room to spread out. It would be a good base for a visit to this region sometime in the future.
On the way down we had also passed the old Tucker Box spot at Gundagai with the attendant dog.
Before leaving Glenrowan we paid a short visit to Bailey’s of Glenrowan. Baileys is one of the vineyards in North East Victoria, which is home to fortified wine making. Baileys is famous for its vintage ports and muscats. We picked up a bottle of each to keep the cold away in Tasmania.
We are now sitting back awaiting the Bass Strait crossing tomorrow, Wednesday. We board at about 5 pm for a 7pm sailing and arrive at 6 am Thursday morning at Devonport. Depending on the weather situation our first stop will be Cradle Mountain for 3 nights and the next blog should be from there at some stage.