We left our such nice unit in Hobart to travel to Devonport to catch the day ferry the next day, Sunday. We were becoming very nervous about being away from home as the COVID-19 threat increased.
We stopped once or twice to stretch our legs and then at the Elizabeth Town Bakery where we had stopped before to stretch our legs but this time for lunch and very good it was too.
Neither of us liked Devonport much. Our cabin near the sea at the Abel Tasman Caravan Park was expensive and very old and shabby, although clean with adequate equipment. It was quite a downer from our accommodation in Hobart. Reception lady was very nice. A rough and noisy family were in the cabin next to us. Reception staff told us how to use the keys we were given to get to the beach but the beach wasn't much and neither was the river inlet.
The best thing about Devonport was its take away Charcoal Chicken which we bought for dinner. By this time people were starting to stand apart. Very nice food.
The next morning the queue system for the ferry seemed so unfair. We were there before the prescribed time of 8.45 for a 9.30 sailing. It became clear that the Spirit of Tasmania would not sail at 9.30. It is hard to imagine why it left so late.
The return trip was quieter than the journey over, with more sensitisation in place and maybe 2/3rd of the number than when as we travelled to Tasmania. The ferry was supposed to dock at 7pm. It arrived late and then we just sat and sat and sat waiting to get to our car to leave. It was about 9.30pm when we drove off the ferry. We were cross. Very late going to Tasmania and even later was our return journey. We will never catch The Spirit of Tasmania again. We were stupid in that we should have done the night sailing, paid for a cabin instead of paying for the rubbish cabin in Devonport.
We stopped at a Port Melbourne supermarket as there was little left at home, but there was little on the supermarket shelves.
Our last Tasmanian day and trip home have not marred our great holiday memories, just tainted them a little. Maybe I am judging Devonport unfairly. I did manage to take three photos.
The uninteresting beach.