Thursday, May 10, 2012
Jasmine's trip to Rakiura - Stewart Island
Hi Guy's, I went to Stewart Island with Mummy and Daddy for a holiday. We went to the island on the ferry, it was awesome ... it was so bumpy it was like a roller coaster. We stayed in a cottage on a cliff overlooking Halfmoon Bay (Halfmoon Bay was supposed to be named Horse-shoe Bay, but when they drew the map of the island they mixed up the two bays and put the wrong name down - Horse-shoe bay is beside Halfmoon Bay) and daddy put out some bread on the balcony. Soon we had Kaka's on the balcony and the roof eating bread and mummy patted one ... there were 6 of them.
We went and saw a giant chain that goes into the ocean. There is another chain coming out of the ocean at Bluff. It is there because ancient Maori's beleived that the South Island is Maui's Canoe and that Stewart Island is the anchor ... the chain represents the anchor chain linking the 2.