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Day 29: Thursday 26th January

Bordertown - Melbourne

sunny 33 °C

So we discovered the caravan park was right next to the highway. There were trucks going all through the night. And trains! For a while we tried sleeping with our ear plugs in but they make your ears hurt when you lie on them...

We packed up the camping gear for the last time and headed off for Melbourne. We had a couple of stops; first to get fuel, then in Horsham for morning tea. We had lunch in Ballarat.

The Western Highway from the South Australia border was one of the worst roads we've been on - very bumpy and in poor condition. And it was still very windy... probably the strongest winds we've had on the whole trip.

We had a good ride into Port Melbourne. The Spirit's day sailing hadn't arrived yet so we had a drink at one of the bars on the Esplanade before making our way to check-in.

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The sea looked rough...

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We had quite a long wait before boarding. Once we'd settled in we had dinner and watched a bit of the Australian Open. As the Spirit sailed we could see the Australia Day fireworks.

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Port Melbourne from the Spirit as it departed

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Today's distance: 457km

Posted by Jo vanEmmerik 12:18 Archived in Australia

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Welcome home, it's been a great read. I'm jealous. Looking forward to seeing you.

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