Water has always been an escape for us as a family. No matter what else is going on, or how crazy the children are, water in any form (oceans, rivers, ponds or even wading pools) seems to have a calming effect. It's a good thing for us that we live on an island. With some guest from the States, we had a good excuse to take a trip to a water fall and to the beach. The waterfall wasn't really a place to go swimming, but we couldn't resist dipping our feet in at least. At the ocean however, we stayed as long as the setting sun would allow us.