We did, however, find the time to go for our first training hike with our trekking company (this is the training we've been training for!). Now, to be honest, I was really worried about this hike, and I know Cathri was too, because it sounded pretty full-on. But here's where the heatwave came in handy - they changed it from a seven hour up-and-down-dale marathon to a two hour up the side of a mountain one. In comparison the latter seemed a pretty good trade, even with a 6.30am start time. And I figured if it all got too much, I could just jump. But much to my surprise (seriously, I was stunned), I had an absolute ball. I don't think I've clambered since I was a kid, and that's exactly what we had to do. Up the fire-track on the side of Mount Dandenong, climbing over rocks and hanging on to trees to keep balance. And the view from the top was stupendous! A panarama of Melbourne in the morning. Can't wait to do it again.