The first walk for the new year and we're not even walking on the "true" Heysen Trail!!
A large fire that burnt some 30,000 hectares around the Wirrabara Forest has robbed us of this opportunity, due to closure
of the forest.
E2E 5 is to walk on a new, as in completed 3 days prior, reroute around the "exclusion zone".
|Russell give the oration|
In future the previous month's Hotshot will choose a successor.
|Ian takes the award,|
All in all for road walking it's not too bad, green countryside, running creeks and some excellent views over the plains to Laura and Gladstone.
We hit Laura for lunch and the local Café de Laura does a roaring trade in pies, pasties and black coffee.
It's then a free afternoon to do other stuff, or just contemplate our navels until dinner at the North Laura Hotel.
We have a full house at the pub, however not many take the opportunity to dress up to our theme, and one simply didn't get it at all.
|Two Doreens, a Sentimental Bloke and a Giant Twin|
The pub was too noisy for the anticipated poetry reading however the meals and company were good anyway.