When I was here in 2007 my sister pointed out one rainy day that the drain pipe next to her house was blocked. There was a large lake in front of her house to help make the point. So I spent a day removing large amounts of dirt from the 30 foot pipe. Now as you can see the water flows through without let or hindrance and the local family of ducks enjoy walking through the rushing water. So far I haven’t noticed any of them going for a white water ride.
Today there was a Memorial Service in Melbourne for the victims of the Bush Fires in Victoria. Princess Anne was there representing Britain.