Once we had made it to Bali without flying, the key journey would be this long boat journey to get us to the land of Australia. With the help of Chloé’s mum we find a cruise boat that leaves Bali on a five day direct sailing to Perth, in Western Australia! After travelling ‘around the world in 80 days’ the boat was an absolute luxury!
We say a sad goodbye to our travel companion Severine, who kindly escorts us to the port of Benoa where we meet our boat, the Athena.
Our first action - to find the food! We needn't have rushed however - food is served an obscene EIGHT times a day.
The boat has a pool, a sundeck, cinema, theatre, casino...
Views are breathtaking for the whole five days. we could barely choose just one photo.
Sun rises at 5.30am, completely unobstructed by anything on the neverending horizon line.
Australia awaits Stephen for the first time...
... whereas it is a first return journey home for kangaroo!