When you are four and a half, and your legs are now strong, you are ready for a big adventure. Sometimes you like to go on alone, just to find out what’s around the next bend of the stream,

and at other times, you like to go with your daddy and chatter and ask questions, like

 Where did the water go? Where is the stream? The truth is, that the sand smothered it at this point and it would take a big rain storm to show any water around the base of the big sand dune.

 And here it is, the big lake. You have never seen it before. Now you can swim with your plastic ring around your waist, and splash, and make iron balls in the black sand.

 Daddy makes the biggest one you’ve ever seen. It’s so heavy that mummy and granny can’t hold it.

 And now for the big splash!