Monthly Archives: June 2011

Getting snappy in the rainforest

Reported by Noah –   After the lava tubes we left the dry Savannah and headed north to the lush green Daintree rainforest. The Daintree is a very special rainforest because it is the oldest in the world. The Amazon is … Continue reading

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Undara Volcanic National Park

  Reported by Noah – My first blog in Australia is about lava tubes. Lave tubes are formed when a volcano erupts and spews lava which forms a kind of tunnel over the landscape. They are quite rare so I never … Continue reading

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It’s my birthday and for once the sun is out

Falling on midsummer day people often assume, quite wrongly incidentally, that my birthday is always hot and sunny – however, they’d be right this year because the thermometer is hitting 26 degrees today! Can there be a better place to … Continue reading

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No-one’s counting but…

As we wait to board the plane to Australia  and hope that the ash cloud doesn’t cause any more problems, we thought we’d share some of our travel statistics Days spent travelling – 151 days Bus journeys – 54 Beds … Continue reading

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My Day Down in Antarctica

Reported by Noah  Today we went to Antarctica. Our journey, by Snow trac, took us through the rough and sometimes rugged terrain of the South Pole. Our first jolt of excitement was when we saw King Penguins. We were even … Continue reading

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Unschooling in the Far North Paradise

Just as we draw nearer to our last week in NZ, we get a wonderful invitation to stay with a homeschooling family in the Far North. Nothing is too much for the the Jones’ family as they pick us up … Continue reading

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Walking inside Kauri trees, sandboarding and driving a bus

Reported by Noah  The day we chose to go sandboarding it rained –  so not a good start. But we still had a good time on a Cape Reinga tour. First, we visited the ancient Puketi Kauri Forest with huge … Continue reading

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