Noah’s 2011 page

Napier's skate party

Pat’s Pirate Party  in Napier

On the last day of our stay in Napier I went to Pat’s Pirate Party at the skate park on the beach. I’d already been a few times before so I knew everything about it. We managed to fish up a costume (thanks Mia) which won me a chocolate fish. I hope scootering is like this in England when I get back so if Birmingham council is reading this please get building one before the end of the year!

Another animal endemic to New Zealand is the tuatara.The tuatara is the oldest living animal on earth! It dates back to the dinosaur times! I have discovered lots of things about them – here are a few: they have a third eye which could be used to sense and even help tuataras to go home but we can’t be sure. Also, a tuatara’s heart can sloooooowwww to about one beat a minute!

That’s all folks!

Wait for more until it comes.

Ever clipped n’ climbed?  Well, I have!

Me at the top!

This week I went to ‘clip n’ climb’ in Wanaka. Clip n’ climb is as easy as putting a harness on, clipping onto your desired wall and climbing. I could choose from lots of walls but I chose and finished one which just had squares for you to cling onto. One which was basically a swaying ladder, one where you were timed by a clock and finally one where you had to zig zag up a wall. This was a really good chance to get climbing again and I had lots and lots of fun!

Kayaking for first time

Hello Everyone, I am still trying new things. This week I have been kayaking and fishing for the first time. I caught a baby shark!

So, now my list is like this:

  • Learnt how to play disc golf (see main page for info!)
  • Caught a shark with a normal rod
  • Learnt how to cast a fly-fishing line
  • Kayaked and saw a rare Hector Dolphin!
  • Steered a boat
  • Bounced on a sea biscuit
  • Boiled on a hot water beach
  • Climbed a 6m wall with a harness
  • Ran into a closed glass door leading to a bloodnose (that’s Kiwi for nose bleed) for 30 mins!

Try new things!

I love Green Tortoise Tours in and around Death Valley!

More photos from Sacramento – the capital of California.

Learning about Pioneers

Move out the way - it's the railroad

panning for gold


Yosemite was a beautiful place. The waterfalls were spectacular with the snow melting and there were lots, such as Yosemite Falls which is the highest in North America. There were lots of beautiful cliffs and rock as well, such as Half Dome, El Capitan (the biggest piece of granite in the world) and lots more. There are lots of animals as well, such as deer and the big brown bear. My stay was great. I recommend it to anybody young or old!

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The world-class Monterey Aquarium

Don’t eat these jelliesBarnacle Me!

Roaring Camp Railroads and Henry Cowell Redwood State Park

They were massive, huge, towering. Some were bobbly (these lumps are called burls), some were small, some were new, others were old, ancient even. They make me inquisitive about their lives and what history they have been through.


13 Responses to Noah’s 2011 page

  1. HELEN POWELL says:

    Hi have great time. We miss both of u loads, keep safe. See u when u get back.

  2. Neil Lloyd says:

    Hi, Looks like NZ is offering up lots of new experiences. I can’t wait for you to get back so we can go climbing together.

  3. Brenda Millichap says:

    hi noah sounds like you are having a fantastic time i am very interested in the biscuit love nan

  4. Becky, Jerry, Jacob and Jennifer Reidy says:

    Hi Noah (and Sam of course), glad you guys are having great fun and learning soooo much. Not so good for the 30 min nosebleed – ouch. I have been to Yosemite – its amazing, and so hard to describe how wonderful it is to anyone. In NewZealand, I bungy yumped, from the Hamner Springs bridge, south of Christchurch. I am deeply jealous of your touring, especially as it was a beautiful blue sky today here, but minus one, when we left the house to do the school run!!! But then again, you are in NZ, they have four seasons in one day!! Keep up the great stories. Much love Becky and the gang. xx

  5. Gordon Gittins says:

    Hope the adventure is going really well. Looks like NZ is exciting. Liked the picture of the whale’s heart. Cool! Have fun from Gordon

  6. Kim Stevenson (Mr Lyttle's PA) says:

    Hi Noah

    Just to say thank you for your postcard. Glad you are having a fantastic time. All the boys say hi and miss you lots. I love reading all your adventures. Take care – say hi to Mum for me.


  7. Divya Sharma says:

    Wow Noah!!!!! Your journey sounds very exciting so far!!!!

  8. Esther (from Holland) says:

    Hey Noah!

    Your blog is really AMAZING, I’m gonna keep an eye on it for sure! Just wanted to let you know that I will send you the pictures of you steering the boat a.s.a.p.
    Have fun and take good care of your mum! 😉

    Greetz, Esther (from Doubtful Sound cruise)

  9. Neil Lloyd says:

    I guess you are not scared of heights then!! Looks like you had a really great time climbing.

  10. noah says:

    hi this is great I haven’t really seen it from this angle before

    It’s me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Bethany says:

    Just looked at your page. It was really neat to meet you. I loved your page!

  12. Lesley Muir says:

    Hello Sam and Noah you are both amazing and I love your blog. Now I have your Twitter I will follow you and tell everyone how fantastic your trip is 🙂

    • Hi Muir Family, thanks! We’re having a bit of a rest this week whilst with family but we;ll soon be on the road again. We have flights booked to Melbourne on Sunday morning – every Australiaan raves about it!
      Say hi to the girls – hope you have some travel lined up this summer – love Sam and Noah

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