Last weekend I took the sleeper from Sydney to Melbourne, a slow and gentle journey. I had been in Sydney for three days at a conference, and it seemed too good an opportunity for this West Australian, to visit my family in Victoria. By going by train overnight I saved the cost of the hotel room.
Do you love train travel? It is so much nicer than car or plane.
The staff on the train were helpful and polite. I slept quite well, as my bed was rocked gently by the movement of the train. I did wake up briefly at one point to watch the blue and silver night time trees slide by my window.
In the morning I had great fun using the fluffy towel and showering in a in a tiny moving cubicle!.
I hadn't expected it but they brought breakfast- toast and coffee and muesli.
Afterwards I met a friend in Melbourne for coffee and then joined another country train rolling through Victoria's midlands. Three hours with a good book so it was most pleasant. A great way to spend a Saturday morning.
Of course it is even better because at the end of this journey were my son and daughter in law and little grandchildren.