Seventeen members and friends have booked for our first country trip – to Bright and the Ovens Valley  in the first week of May – officially May 3-4. Thirteen are in the group booking of  John Bright Motel (at a discount). Two couples are lodging independently. The exercise is being ably administered by Jan S, who is now working on a possible WhatsApp group for the travellers. This would allow all to keep in instant touch – for example, if a local departure time changes or anyone wants to post up pics of where they’ve been. She’ll also help organise car pooling if anyone would like a lift.
The visit will take in Porepunkah and Wandiligong, which are a hive of local produce, and the splendid Alpine National Park spreads out to the east of town. 
There’s still scope to join the party by emailing
Picture: River pool at Porepunkah