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Winter is Coming - time to head North

Wednesday 4 May 2016

On Wednesday morning we woke to see a snow covered Mt Wellington. A not so warm reminder that its nearly time to head north again. The snow had arrived with a front that crossed the State overnight and gave the Spirit of Tasmania a bit of a bashing in Bass Strait. Winds of 50 knots and 9 metre swells. The ferry was apparently approaching Devonport when the Captain decided to bail out and try again. The result was the ferry broached and rolled 45 degrees, throwing passengers around and also moving cars and a few trucks on the vehicle deck. Spirit of Tasmania hit by a large wave

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Posted by TwoAces 01:09

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