Thanks, Ben. And a Happy Christmas to you also, and to all (virtually) assembled here. Nice picture, by the way. Might be nice to pack a kayak, catch the Spirit and head over at some stage...(As I understand it, Tassie has most of Australia's fresh water rivers, is that correct?)
There are a lot of freshwater rivers in Tasmania, but I don't know about Tassie having the most. The photo is taken at the confluence of. The Pieman and Savage rivers. It's ideal for kayaking and I try and get out on the water at around dawn for two or three hours if I have a late start. It's a great way to start the day (after meditation!). Do let me know if you are intending to come down.
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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