From Seymour we headed into Melbourne to meet up with Eric and Deb. A quick fuel stop and tyre check revealed a split rear tyre on Des’s bike so that meant a stop for a set of tyres. We found our way to the Melbourne motorcycling precinct of Elisabeth Street and after wandering around Elizabeth Street while the tyres were fitted, we headed for the terminal. We were supposed to meet John and the Victorian crew at 6:30pm but we were ordered to be back at the bikes no later than 5:30pm. What a farce, we sat around until about 6:00pm, then progressed to another point on the wharf where a resourceful John found us about 6:30pm. Then we sat on the wharf until about 8:15pm before commencing to load. The smart ones arrived at 8:15pm and just rolled straight on.