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Pine Island Reserve

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by Felicity Banks (subscribe)
I'm a writer of interactive and normal novels including steampunk fantasy app books set mainly in Australia. Banks
Published November 30th 2012
Warning: Not a real island
To my great shock, Pine Island is an island of pines (in a sea of eucalyptus) – not an island with some pine trees on it. Fortunately, there's still water there – the Murrumbidgee River, beacon of family camping holidays throughout our great state (of 350,000 people).

The landscape all around is just the type that Australia does well – peaceful rather than dramatic, but no less beautiful for that. Two steps from our picnic table, I faced left, then right, and took these two pictures.

Which is all the more impressive when you realise that this is most definitely inside Australia's capital city. I often drive twice as far from our (fairly central) home to go to work.

After eating a picnic lunch, we waded through the long grass to the water, pausing only to look picturesque.

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Why? Because it's pretty.
Where: Pine Island
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