Saturday, May 29, 2010

Camping in Kaitata

"Finally we are going camping with our cousins!" I said to my sister and my mum. For me it was my second time camping, my first time was our school camp. When we were on our way to Kaitaia it took a long time (4.5 hour drive). Any way at Shipwrecks Bay almost every day my cousins, sister and I would always play in the water because we were camping on the beach, literally on the beach. Sometimes I had to clean out our tent.
One day when we were playing in the water my cousin Tekerehi told my sister and I that we were water babies because we love swimming. I wonder, do you love swimming? Well back to the story, in the water we played with our boogie boards also our uncle brought some kayaks and they were really fun until I flipped out of the kayak while catching a wave. It hurt but at the same time it was fun.

The day after that we went to Coke-a-Cola lake that was really fun too, if you flapped your arms around in the lake you would see that it looks like fizzy coke.
When it was time to go somewhere (the adults wouldn't tell us) we felt hungry. We wanted fish and chips so we sang the fish and chips song to give them a clue, but sadly it didn't work. Anyway we went to this beach, it had big waves so it was good for boogie boarding. Also my uncle, cousins and I went snorkeling, it was fun. I saw a school of fish and a fish skull that kind of creeped me out.

A while later these things popped up and I didn't know what they were until my cousin Tekerehi thought they were jelly fish. We panicked and my cousin jumped on her dad and I jumped on too but, it was just fish scales. We didn't know that until afterwards.
Soon we had to go back to our camping spot. After a while we had dinner. It was burgers, they were perfect.

It was getting to late so my mum said " Come on darling your sister's asleep" and I said " Oh" and so all of us went to sleep "Zzz".
When we woke up I just sat out side to wacth the sunrise.
That day it was time to go home back to Auckland. I was sad to leave but at the time really happy because of all the fun things we did with my cousins. I love camping and I cant wait to go back next summer.


  1. Fantastic story about your camping holiday Brooklyn. It sounds like a wonderful, idyllic place to stay. I don't think I have ever been to that Bay before but your writing has sure made me want to go and check it out. Wasn't it great also that you got to spend some time with your cousins. In the photo it looks like you are having lots of fun. Keep up the great writing Brooklyn
    Ms Squires

  2. Hi Brooklyn :)

    I enjoyed reading about your camping holiday. We too love camping. Maybe next time we will check out that beach sounds really nice to go to. Excellent writing by the way. Keep it up.

    Shoals mum x

  3. hi brooklyn , i was just looking at your blog and i love you storys they are really cool.keep up the great work x


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