I actually had a thought that the group could get together often for days or even weekends away, my Otway Rainforest Excursion being but a good example (it remains to be seen though whether you can carry 18kgs of camera down there and up without drama!). Even an excursion to Sydney for a weekend photographing around The Rocks. Or Tasmania (Cradle Mountain). What do others think of that idea i.e. travel? I am heading to Cradle Mountain solo in July for 6 days (not camping!) to photograph the winter landscape.
Meeting up on odd weekends in Melbourne is fine but I remain troubled by the over-priced food at Southbank / Southgate, a gripe echoed by my sister and a few others who go down there after gigs at the Arts Centre.