Sailing from Brisbane

It isn’t hard to get from Labrador to Brisbane International Cruise Terminal. At least if you are staying with friends who are taking the same ship and own a car. We did the calculations. 3 Pax + some luggage to the train station, train which runs only to the Brisbane Airport then Uber or ship’s transfer to the ship and reverse. Or drive and park. The second option was significantly cheaper. Especially considering that there is NO public transport to the terminal.

So here we are sailing south – first to Sydney, then on to Hobart.

And as I was writing this, I looked out my balcony door and saw the sunset. Say WHAT? I am on the port side of the ship. For me to be able to see the sunset, it would mean we are sailing NORTH. (see post a couple of days ago about directions, confusion etc.)  Sydney and Tasmania are south…

Pulling up the screen map..

It turns out that I am not insane, we are sailing north to get to deeper waters to go south.  You can also see GoldCoast on the map (a suburb of which is where I have been for the last week or so).

I actually have made some plans for this cruise!  The first day we are in Sydney, we will be docked. The second day  there will be another ship in port so we move to anchor. I will get to spend the day with Australian friends whom I haven’t seen for years (thank grad school and the pandemic for that). I am really looking forward  to the opportunity to see a bit outside Sydney.  My plan for the second day will involve a tender and some wandering around.

Then it will be on to Hobart.  Right now my plans are to walk around Hobart the day we arrive then take a trip out to the wildlife sanctuary to meet Tasmanian devils and other native species. The following day it looks like a bus to Richmond to see a few sites and back to the ship before sailing.

Otherwise, stitch, sleep, eat, and start banking a few more hours of CME

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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