Rhys, 11This is the reason I love the Waimakariri River. I love the blast of fresh air as I leave the hot car. I love the soft feeling on my feet as I touch the hot ground. I love the feeling that rushes through my body as I leap into the freezing cold water. The small pebbles rolling as I step on them and then splashing after my dogs as I chase them into the water. And finally I love going there with my family.