Right. Minister for Tourism has granted a leave of absentia, and so the offer's out for anyone who wants to join me on a blat through the fabulous Yarra Ranges, this Thursday, 22rd Dec. We'll meet up at the Shell service station in Emerald (just after the railway lines on the right as you come from the Melbourne city end). Melways Ref. 127 E4. Meet up at 9:45am, depart at 10:00am. Route is undecided, we'll figure it out on the day. Probably go up Mt Donna Buang for a squizz, then back down and up over the Reefton, and perhaps a little foray up Acheron Way until the bitumen ends (i.e. no gravel), and then back home down the Black Spur. So who's up for putting some rubber to the road?