Tuesday, January 25, 2011
New Zealand is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! The skiing here is great, even though it is either really icy or really slushy. The landscape is breathtaking! The town we are staying in, Wanaka, has one of the best lakes on the southern island, Lake Wanaka. When Jacob and I were driving to our cabin we saw this HUGE, white-tailed buck in the middle of a field covered with purple with flowers. It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera on me:-( Lake Wanaka
Wanaka is also home to one of the best freeskiers and skateboarders in the world, Jossi Wells. He has three younger siblings Byron,Beau-James,and Jackson Wells. They all ski at their hometown resort, Snowpark. Jacob got a great shot of me in the park learning a broken. Jacob also did this sweet 270 disaster on to a rail and stomped it! The bad part is I didn't get it on film!
Honestly I don't think I can ever get bored here. There is climbing,beaches,mountain biking,skiing, pretty much everything you can imagine! It is like my personal wonder world "New Bearland", yeah, that sounds pretty good.
After a great day at Snowpark, Jacob and I were driving back from the hill and we saw a big flock of sheep. I had a perfect idea, we can go sheep chasing! I caught my first sheep and I named him Sheepster. The farmer got kind of mad at us, but then he tried to catch a sheep and thought it was pretty fun too! Being the friendly Kiwi that he was, he forgave us.
Now I know where the New Zealanders got there nick name "Kiwi". In New Zealand there is this round, little bird that is about the size of a chicken. Kiwis are flightless birds with a long, sharp beak with nostrils at the tip. They use this strange beak to eat yummy fruit like the kiwi and dig in the ground for worms and crayfish. There are five different species of kiwi birds and they are all endangered because of deforestation. The New Zealanders are kind like the bird and sweet like the fruit.
There is too much fun to be had in New Zealand. On the northern island there is a ton of surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and all sorts of crazy wildlife. Jacob and I are at dinner right now I am trying to convince him to go to the north island next week with me because I just can't get enough of Kiwiland. I'm crossing my fingers!