Melbourne’s arrangement where the Skybus takes you to Southern Cross which then links you to tram, rail, coach and shuttle bus options must be close to the optimum means of transferring arrivals from the airport to their eventual destinations with minimal fuss.

Despite the relatively spur-of-the-moment decision to head towards Launceston, the rest of the travel and accommodation arrangements were the result of extensive and detailed research by ‘Er Indoors

While the Atlantis may not have been exactly two hundred metres from Southern Cross, it was within comfortable walking distance with an outlook across the Telstra Dome.

Our plan to head into the city for dinner went out the window and inquiries at the front desk indicated a reasonable Italian eatery on a nearby corner. 

An hour or so later, after a risotto, it was time to think about post-prandial refreshment. 

Further inquiries resulted in a visit to an outlet a hundred metres from the hotel, and a bottle of Coonawarra Cabernet provided a suitable opportunity to reflect on the day’s adventures and ponder future travel plans.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

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