We've been over twice - I recommend taking the ferry to Port aux Basques in the late part of the day and stay at a hotel in PAB. If you do the night crossing GET A CABIN. Otherwise you end up with no sleep and nobody to talk to since they are all asleep in the cabins. Most boring night of my life. The evening trip means you can get in a good day of riding to PAB, finish in ferry parking lot, (buy a sandwich in the Subway just outside the hole in the fence because the food on board was dismal when we crossed) then spend a happy evening chatting to people, arriving in PAB late in the evening, just in time to go to sleep. Also TAKE A FOLDING UMBRELLA so when you spend two hours waiting in the rain to board the ferry you can stay a bit drier.