Thanks to the 40 good people who braved torrential rain to enjoy the fuggy warmth of Bogong Equipment for the Melbourne launch of The Overland Track guidebook.
What do they say about the best laid plans? The wild weather prevented the guest speaker, Adam Croser – 25 time Overland Track veteran – from making it to Melbourne. Fortunately Andrew Kelly, Red Dog Books’ publisher, stepped into the breach with his stirring – and completely unbiased – opinion of the book. Thank you Andrew! Then I did my bit, showing a few slides and discussing some of the track’s highlights before we were all released to enjoy the wine, champagne and cabana. Good times!
Also, hearty thanks to that king of independent hiking shops Bogong Equipment. Being surrounded by tents and backpacks made it the perfect place for the Melbourne launch. I am now all launched out and are in the process of wrapping myself up for posting to Queensland.