Sunday, 15 April 2012
15.04.2012 - 15.04.2012
We sailed into Sydney right on time and made it ashore in the first half dozen. Jenny was selected to have a full and detailed AQIS inspection and fortunately passed. Being early, there were no delays in being allocated a taxi and we made it to the bus booking office with lots of time to spare. There were a number of other cruise ship passengers checking in but we had no trouble buying our tickets there were spare seats. One of the others had prepaid for the afternoon bus but were unable to have the booking transferred as it required head-office involvement and this was a Sunday so they paid for tickets and hope to reclaim the unused ones.
The bus pulled out at 0915 and made good time to Woolongong. We arrived about 10 minutes early and the driver allowed us off for a quick stretch. Ten minutes later we're all aboard and he heads off. Shortly after we hit the highway, the driver receives a phone call, one of the passengers was still in Woolongong. The driver managed to find an exit and we headed North again. He was not happy and made sure the errant passenger was aware of it. After that we had a largely uneventful trip back to Moruya and with a stop for lunch in Nowra and another in Batemans Bay we were in Moruya at 1605.
We contacted Michael along the way and he turned up to pick us up from the bus-stop. Lots of things to be re-established and switched on and unpacking to be done. It will no doubt take a week or so to clear all the backlogs.
Great time away but good to be home.