Before every big trip comes the goodbyes, and ours where hosted at the Burke and Wills cain in Royal Park. Big thanks to all all who braved the winter chill (or arrived later once we'd moved on to a pub) to see us off.
The Burke and Wills markers are traditional starting point for these rides. Both Maree and I started our respective rides from the marker - long before we even met. They are a warning against hubris. Burke and Wills provide other lessons too:
1) Pack light
2) Be nice to the locals, and
3) Sometimes even the best plans can go horribly wrong.