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Last week we had some Australian relatives to stay and this week, after trouncing the Wallabies last weekend, the All Blacks have a chance to clinch the tri-Nations trophy when they play Australia again in Christchurch. So I thought we’d switch to an Australian topic for this post. 

Several years ago we visited the Otway Peninsula in Victoria.  We went hunting for platypus in a wonderful early morning excursion.  The place was Lake Elizabeth, formed when a landslide dammed a stream more than 50 years ago. It’s a remarkable place:

 Lake Elizabeth

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