Tag: ferry

On to Melbourne

After eight days in Tasmania, we’re on our way north. Next stop: Melbourne. We debated back and forth whether we should take the ferry or the plane. I had always dreamt of taking the Spirit of Tasmania across Bass Strait vom Devonport to Melbourne. The journey, done twice a day, takes about 9 hours, and is possible overnight. It’s not…

Visiting history: Robben Island

It is one of the must-do’s of any visit to Cape Town: a visit of Robben Island and the prison facilities where Nelson Mandela was held for over 18 of his 27 years in prison. The island, named after the seals on its shores, is a flat isle in the middle of Table Bay, some 7 kilometers from Cape Town.…