GoSee is at sea bound for Devonport Tasmania and a 12day tour of Australia's island state. GoSee will call on 13 Tasmanian Tourist Parks towing our Jayco Discovery pop-top caravan around Tasmania.
This is the kind of day that Geoff 'Coxy' Cox talks about when he chats at caravan and camping shows about taking a cruise.
It is a perfect day for a boat ride. Bright blue. Light southerly breeze.
Bass Strait is as flat as a wet lawn and the red and white ferry we are riding slips along at 27 knots. Autumn with its settled weather is a great time to travel Victoria and Tasmania. Bass Strait is lazy and so is the ship and its passengers. There is a gentle roll to the slow motion of being on the water.
We started from Belmont, Geelong at 6am with the GoSee Jayco Discovery pop-top behind our reliable Captiva GLX SUV auto diesel and rolled in over Westgate Bridge to the Todd Rd turn-off which leads to Port Melbourne, Station Pier and the Tasmanian ferry experience.
It is slow going in the Melbourne city traffic so an early start certainly helps. We were security checked. Our fruit and vegetables were eaten or passed on to good homes and at about 8.15am we made it to the lower deck of the vehicle ferry.
GoSee joins the queue for Tasmania 142
Through The Rip Port Phillip Bay Victoria bound on a Tasmania Tour.
Perfect day for a boat ride 150