Well today was our day to head home. We had packed our car the night before and then got up really early this morning to have some breakfast, say good bye to Babcia, Dziadek and JAHG (JAHG is staying an extra few days and will fly back to Hobart with Babcia on the 2nd of February), before actually getting into the car to drive from Churchill in the Latrobe valley to Melbourne to board our ferry back to Devonport Tasmania. It was amazing just how much traffic was still on the roads at 4.30 am as we left on our journey into the City of Melbourne. SZG and I commented that the amount of traffic at this hour of the day (4.30am) was basically more than what we have seen in Hobart or Launceston at Peak hour!
When we arrived at the ferry terminal we were greeted with the news that we would be travelling on the Spirit of Tasmania I. Until now we had always manage to travel on the Spirit of Tasmania II, so this boat was a new experience for us, even though they are said to be the same! For much of the trip, we enjoyed the comfort of our Cabin, sleeping when ever possible and just reading our magazines, books and NIK drew some pictures to fill in the time.
All the while JAHG was starting out back in Churchill on her first grand adventure without Mum, Tata or NIK, as she stayed behind at Babcia and Dzadek’s house for about another week. Lets hope she has lots of fun! As for us we can’t wit to be back home!