The perfect place to paddle, Fairy Stream.
Shallow, barely ankle deep.
Soft red sand beneath your feet.
Deeper in places where it swells in eddies.
A red giant sleeps next to Fairy Stream.
You can walk on his back and feel his skin move.
He is like a lizard, basking in the heat.
If you try to walk on his back in the afternoon it is impossible.
You'll burn your toes.
He conserves his warmth for the long cold nights.
Once I thought I heard him shiver on the beach together with the swaying coconut trees.