The brollies go up on what is affectionately known as The Loch Deck Monster here at The Old Hospital.
We welcome our first group for 2019, a group of bowlers who have travelled all the way from Mount Beauty in North East Victoria and tomorrow challenge the Loch Bowling Club on what looks to be a scorcher.
At least it is just a short stroll out the back gate to the bowling club from our accommodation and they can seek respite in our lovely cool air conditioning when the mercury rises.
The greens are looking in top condition thanks to the hard working, diligent locals and should set the scene for an exciting four day tournament.
Although we should be supporting our guests the heart is going for the home team.