Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Hi everyone, We have had a busy week.,the girls Grandparents have been visiting. On monday we visited The Great barrier Reef on a Catamaran called The Passion. We went to Michealmas Cay and Paradise Reef. The Cay is a big sand hill covered in sea birds, it was very calm. The Reef was under water and we had to jump off the edge of the boat with our snorkeling gear and swam out to the reef.We also went on a tour in a glass bottom boat and saw all kinds of coral, turtles and fish, including Nemo.
We went back to Granite Gorge our favourite inland swimming hole.No Crocs-or so they told us! Hartleys Crocodile Farm is another place that we revisited, always good.The drinks are fresh coconut juice( come with there own cup) and sugar cane juice,yum yum.
On the 16th of September, four sports teams competed against other schools in Motueka. The sports were rugby, netball, soccer and hockey. The rugby people came 2nd overall, hockey people came 3rd overall, soccer people came 4th overall and netball did very,very well against some tall and extremely tough teams. Everybody did really, really well.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Hi everyone this is a zoo we went to. It is under a glass dome on top of the Casino roof.
This is a photo of me patting a Bandicoot.Bandicoots are Marsupials but they look like giant rats.
There were sugar gliders, which are tiny cute creatures which look like a cross between a bat and a possum. The zoo keeper feeds them large doses of sugar and then the sugar gliders , leap and glide from tree to tree, and can go upto 50 metres. They are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
There was a 5 metre croc that had to be lifted into the zoo by a crane!