Loads of people in Australia live near the beach. But no trees for shade, no water dragons, no platypus, dragon flies and lyre birds? Hmmmmm and all that noisy wave business. I love the quiet waterholes in the bush. We are so blessed to have one on the property that we live. Im going to get a giant tube to go floating on it this summer. In the meantime, we dig, sketch, observe, listen, picnic and rest at our "river".