The day before the day before Day 1

There was rain and fog leaving the Tavern, it cleared up at Cambridge and came back at Colebrook.
The exciting ride up the midlands got warmer and warmer and topped out at 26 deg. While having a brief stop at Perth to ring Jaks and Moonshine I noticed the lightning and very black skies over Mt Roland.
Heading west I soon hit the wall of water and hail. Luckily it only lasted for a few minutes and the warm air soon dried me out.
Checking in went smoothly and there were about 50-60 other bikes lined up.
Once on board we were checked over with a metal detector wand but our bags were not looked at? Strange.
Nestled in my cabin and waiting to throw ropes.
Melbourne beckons.