Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Zealand is AWESOME!

The animals in New Zealand are super cool! My favorite is the Bluebottle jellyfish or Portuguese Man O' War (named after a Portuguese battle ship). They can get up to 30 feet long! Their tentacles carry poison which paralyzes their prey.

I also think the Whio Blue Duck is really cool because when he calls it sounds like "whi-o, whi-o". The Whio duck is also a really great swimmer. They can swim up raging rapids without any problem thanks to their very large, webbed feet.

The Kaikoura Peninsula was awesome! This is where the deep blue sea of the Pacific meets the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps. I am heading up the mountains with my skis and my shovel to build some sick jumps! Frances is bringing here camera to hopefully get some amazing pictures. I don't know about Frances, but I just DON'T want to leave!Cody


  1. Cody, I don't think I would want to leave either! I bet I could take that bird in a race (just kidding)! The jellyfish is really pretty and I want to touch it, but if I did, then I would be almost dead, so I think that I will just leave that one out of the equation. Frances is a good photographer, what do you think? I love the idea of Jellyfish in the ocean, to snow on the peaks! There is so much there for such a small place!

  2. Cody, thank you for your interesting post. As you can imagine, I love seeing countries through their animals. Have you ever been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium? It has an uncanny display of jellyfish a portrait exhibit of art. It's incredible. But considering you've seen the Bluebottle IN New Zealand, maybe you don't have to go! Thank you for showing us all there is to do in New Zealand...even using geographical terms like "peninsula!" Would you mind explaining what exactly that is during our skype on Friday? Where are you and Francie going next? I guess it's her decision, yes? Carolyn

  3. Cody are you going to try a triple rodeo 10? actually don't answer that.
    well have a nice time.


  4. Cody,

    New Zealand sounds pretty nice. Almost all you could ask for, ocean, skiing, grassy hills, etc. Anna and I might have to go there! LZ