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!
Wait for more until it comes.
Ever clipped n’ climbed? Well, I have!
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!
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.
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!
The world-class Monterey Aquarium
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.