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Caribbean - New Zealand Feb'06- Apr'07
Antigua/Barbuda, January 2006
I have friends in Maui. Their names are: Amy, Bel, Cloe, Remy, Zoe, Taysia, Teata, Dominique, Sierra ,Meredith.
Here on the boat I have 2 friends, Roxy and River. They are on another boat, de Pelikaan. They are Dutch and German. I speak English, German and Dutch. But I prefer English.
I like fish. We caught a Barracuda.
Guadeloupe, February 2 2006
My day usually looks like this. I wake up at around 6. I do some homework for an hour or so. Then the rest of the family wakes up and we have a swim. Then we have breakfast, we eat bread, cereal, sometimes an egg and sometimes a pancake. After I go swimming again and finish school with Mommy. I do math, science, art, writing, reading and geography. The rest of the day I swim, play with my toys or I look for treasures on the islands.
The Grenadines, March 18 2006
Remy came on March 18th. We played a lot. We swam a lot. We sailed to lots of islands. I want to thank all my friends in Maui for all the drawings they made for me. My friends can visit me on the boat whenever they want.
I went snorkeling and we saw the drop off. I saw lots of fish. Small fish, big fish, medium fish, in all the colors of the world. I could touch the ground. I saw a group of small fish.
We grilled marshmallows. It was delicious. It was on Sandy island. It was dark. There were no palm trees anymore from the last hurricane, 2 years ago. I can windsurf. Sometimes I go very very fast.
Isla Margarita, April 2 2006
We went to Margarita because my mom and dad wanted to see their friends again. I met a new friend her name is Marina. There was a pool and a waterfall. I had fun. I had a choco monkey. It was banana, milk and chocolate. It was my dad's birthday. He had a chocolate cake with a small boat. It was named LUNA.
Los Roques, April 5 2006
We made a footprint in the sand. There were hundreds of conch shells on the beach. Daddy found a sea star. There were pelicans and a small crab.
Los Aves, April 7 2006
Its a chain of little islands. They belong to Venezuela, too.
On the reef we saw lots of colorful fish.
On the beach was an old house. Near the old house was a grave. Nobody lives on the islands.
Curacao, April 19 2006
I went snorkeling with my friend Molly at a tug boat. We saw a Barracuda and a parrot fish. Lars is a Pilot of KLM airlines, he came to visit. We had dinner and ate spare ribs. We went to the sea aquarium and saw a sea lion and fed nurse sharks and we saw sting rays. We went to the dentist the next day.
Aruba, April 23 2006
We went to visit JP , Eef, Mack and Nik. We forgot my backpack in the bus. We got it back. We picked up my school package. They had a swimming pool. We played pool billiard. We had dinner with them. We went to the beach the next day and made a hut.
San Blas Islands, Panama May 2 2006
We went to a village, there are poor people without water and they are going to the bigger island for it. They live in huts. When we wanted to go, we wanted them to make a photo. All the people went in their huts and put different clothes on. They got one for me and my Mom bought a bracelet, she bought a necklace for me. Then we went.
The Panama Channel, Colon, May 12 2006
I met a new friend in Colon. Her name is Salome. She is from Belgium. Her parents names are Cathy and Pascal. She lives on a boat, too, the "Saudade".
The Panama Channel, May 12 2006
On May 12th we went thru the locks of the Panama Channel. I was really excited. After we crossed the Gatun Lake. We had to stay there overnight with the LUNA on a buoy. The howler monkeys were loud in the morning...eehoo, eehoo, eehoo......
At the end of the next locks on that day, we waved to a large camera, so that people could see us on the Internet. Then we were on the Pacific.
The Crossing from Panama to Galapagos, May 18 2006
The Dolphins. It was clear water on the ocean. My dad saw dolphins. You could see even the scratches on their backs. They were surfing the front wave of the LUNA.
Crossing the Equator, May 26 2006
Neptune, the King of the 7 seas. In the morning at 6:10am when we crossed the Equator, Neptune splashed out of the water. He had a fish fin and he looked strong and brave. He had fishes around his neck and seaweed all around him. He asked us to sacrifice some things we love, so he could give us permission to cross the Equator and sail safe on the seven seas. I threw a nice drawing of the LUNA in the water, my Mom her favorite shell, and my Dad Oreo cookies.
Isla Isabela, Galapagos, May 31 2006
My Trip to the Lagoon next to the Anchorage
We saw penguins and we went to a hike way and saw sharks. They where white fin sharks. We saw every where sea lions. We saw a lot of lizards, too. We swam with seals .When we went back ,there were a pile of lizards sunning themselves.
Isla Isabela, Galapagos, June 1 2006
The Flamingos in the Lagoon close to the Village
It was a hot day. First we saw two flamingos. We went back soon and saw there were three flamingos now. It was ugly water that they were in. Sometimes the flamingos go flying away then they come back.
Isla Isabela, Galapagos, June 2 2006
Horseback Riding to the Volcano
We awoke very early to go to the volcano crater. We went in a taxi and in the taxi we could sit in the back of the truck. It was an hour. Then we went HORSEBACK RIDING. I was on the most quiet horse. It was a long ride, but I enjoyed every second. The crater was the second biggest crater in the World. Then we went back. That was fun.
The Crossing from the Galapagos to the Marquesas, June 24 2006
Today was my last day of school. I finished 2nd Grade and my Mom gave me a certificate, I got a lei and a Diddl-Riddle book. My Mom and Dad are very proud and I am happy that I finished school right before we are arriving at the Marquesas...
Arrival on Fatu Hiva, the Marquesas, June 25 2006
We get up in the morning. There are big green mountains.
Paul Gauguin on Hiva Oa, the Marquesas, July 3 2006
Paul Gauguin on Hiva Oa. Paul Gauguin was a famous French painter. He lived in Hiva Oa from 1901-1903 . He painted woman. In the grave yard I decorated his grave. There was a statue.
Jeep Tour on Hiva Oa, the Marquesas, July 7 2006
We went to the statues from a long time ago. Me and my friends River and Roxy saw lots of tikis. We played people who eat people.
We made a picture that all of us were tikis. We went back to the boat. That was fun!
July 14 on Nuku Hiva, the Marquesas, July 14 2006
There was a big parade. 8 man were doing a cool dance and a drummer was playing on drums. There was a tent with arts and crafts. Even there was a horse show. Then at the end there was a show of how people care about people.
Rangiroa, Tuamotus, July 27 2006
Motus and hoas on Rangiroa.
Motus are islands in an atoll. Hoas are channels between the motus. There was a pink sand beach on Rangiroa. When I went snorkeling on Noa Noa I saw two black tip sharks. I went boogie board towing behind the dinghy.
Tahiti, Teahupoo, Society Islands, August 2 2006
We saw big waves. The tubes were big. I thought, that the waves were going to splash on us. Some guys were towed in by a jet ski, then they were surfing the waves. We anchored the LUNA in the bay in a safe spot.
Mo'orea, Society Islands, August 14 2006
There in Opunohu Bay I met a new friend, her name is Hannah. She is from Norway. By dinghy we went the other day to see the sting rays. They came very close. Some people were feeding them with shrimps. We did a hike in the mountains. It was called "3 coconut trail". On the top of the mountain we found 3 coconut palmtrees.
Huahine, Society Islands, August 21 2006
On Huahine I had a lot of friends to play with, 3 boys from the boat "DIVA" and 2 girls, Hedda and Marita, from the boat "Blue Marlin". We did windsurfing together and a BBQ on the beach. While our parents had a sushi-night on the other boat, we had a movie-night on "DIVA".
Suwarrow, North Cook Islands, August 30 2006
There was just one family with 4 boys living on the island. We went to "bird island" with them. The boys were looking for crabs, eels and were fishing. We saw an octopus. We saw frigate birds nesting. I saw a shark there. After this we went snorkeling on the reef. I saw lots of sharks and my Mom and Dad saw a gray shark.
Apia, Western Samoa, Upolu, September 10 2006
We went to the flea market in Apia. Then we bought fruits and veggies on the fresh market. We bought a nice little bag made out of coconut fiber and a bracelet of cowry shells. I have a new friend from the boat "Zefrin", her name is Sophie. She had a sleep over at the LUNA. Yesterday we took the local bus and went to the South of the island, to Lalomanu beach and slept in a beach fale. This is one of the local houses here on Samoa. They were dancing and singing for us last night. We slept on a mattress on the floor covered by a mosquito net. We were really close to the ocean.
Tonga, Vava'u Group, Blue Lagoon, September 17 2006
I saw 2 whales very close under water. We went snorkeling. I was a little scared. A mother and a baby, I was excited. The mother was as big as the boat, the baby was 4 meters long. They were humpback whales. They are in Tongan waters between July and November.
Tonga, Vava'u Group, Ovalau, My 8th Birthday, September 21, 2006
I got a flute, back pack, paint set ,markers, wooden drum, folder and a booklet. I did a treasure hunt. It was fun. I played on my flute. I painted with my paint set. I had a brownie with snow and Chinese lanterns on. I love my birthday.
Tonga, Vava'u Group, Neiafu, September 24 2006
I saw Keith in Neiafu. We played together for a long time. They came on board. He lived some years in Maui, then they moved to Tonga.
Whangarei, New Zealand, October 4, 2006
In the harbor everything was green.
Finally we went shopping. Soon we ate breakfast. Mmmmmm! The next next next day I went to a hip hop class. Today I went to the dentist, everything is good. Yesterday we watched "Bewitched". " Bewitched" is a witch movie. I have Barbie " Fairytopia Mermaidia". We went on a hike, in the forest close to the village, with my friend Joel.
Whangarei, New Zealand, October 13, 2006
I love Hip Hop. So my Mom signed me up for a dance class at Jeannine's Dance School for Jazz and Hip Hop. There I met my new friend Chiara and she has my favorite ponies. Her Mom is German, too. They invited us to spent a day with them and we went to the beach north of their home. I love her.
Whangarei, New Zealand, November 5, 2006
In the morning at 10am Sharon with her kids Tove and Joel picked us up for the school fair at Maunu School. They had plenty of kids activities. We enjoyed horse back riding, a ride on the fire fighter truck, arts and crafts, jumping castle slide, hot dogs and my friend Joel went on the climbing wall.
Whangarei, New Zealand, November 8, 2006 HALLOWEEN.
We celebrated Halloween on October 31. I was a devil. My costume was red and long. I had a fork that lights up and a red hair band with two horns on it. I looked scary! It was a long and hot party. There was music and dancing and it lasted a very long time. It was fun!
Whangarei, New Zealand, November 13, 2006
Our Norwegian friends from the boat "Blue Marlin" are coming into the harbor. They are having twins of 7years, Hedda and Marita. They will be on the dock next to our boat LUNA. One day we were 7 girls on LUNA, myself, Hedda, Marita, the 2 girls from 3T Tala and Thea, and Molly and Nancy from "JADE".
Whangarei, New Zealand, November 14, 2006
Anna, the little dog, is the cutest dog in the harbor. She belongs to Graeme, the photographer. She is very cute.
Kokopu, New Zealand, November 21, 2006
I went with Hedda and Marita to the activity day at Kokopu School. I did racing, high jumps, hurdling, long jumps and throwing a ball.
Whangarei, New Zealand, November 26, 2006
We went with "Blue Marlin" and "DIVA" to the Whangarei Falls. We played hide and seek in the forest, 3 girls, 3 boys.
Auckland, New Zealand, November 29, 2006
Daddy comes back. On Monday we went to Emily, Nigel, Sophie and Dom by car. We met them the first time when we were sailing in Western Samoa. They live in Auckland. We played the whole day. The next morning I joined her for school. On Tuesday we are picking up Daddy from the airport in Auckland. He will arrive from South Africa on the 28th of November at 11:45 in the night. He works for the windsurfing magazine and he stayed there for almost 6 weeks. He is coming back soon, only one night more. The next morning I will have a look, if he is there. And he was. I got a t-shirt, pants, a Tintin book and a Tintin DVD, too. I love my Daddy!
Whangarei, New Zealand, December 3, 2006
Sophie and her mom Emily visited us for the weekend in Whangarei. We went hiking along the river and played hide and seek there. We had lots of fun. I love my friend Sophie. We love the Falls, therefore we had brunch there.
Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, December 13-14, 2006
We visited Opua in the Bay of Islands. We spent time with the crew of "DIVA" and "de Pelikaan". For the first time in 5 month I have seen River and Roxy again.
Trip around the Northland of New Zealand, December 14-15,2006
My friend Roxy from "de Pelikaan" joined us on our island trip around New Zealand's Northland. We ate fish and chips, did sand surfing, visited Cape Reinga, the Gum digger Camp, the Kauri forest. Sand Surfing in the Dunes was the greatest thing, a big fun ride!!!
Whangarei, New Zealand, December 16-17, 2006
"De Pelikaan" with Iris, Vincent, River and Roxy were visiting us on the LUNA here in Whangarei. December 16th was Vincent's birthday. We celebrated at Whangarei Falls with a Christmas cake. Later we had a BBQ at the Marina.
Whangarei, New Zealand, Merry Christmas 2006
Now we were getting ready for Christmas. Coen and I were picking branches of the Pohutukawa Tree, named "the Christmas Tree", here in New Zealand. We decorated the LUNA. MERRY X-MAS TO ALL MY FRIENDS.
Maui, Hawaiian Islands, December 24th - February 25th 2007 PS: It is the best place in the world
On December 24th we arrived in Maui at the Airport from Auckland. Belinda and family and Taysia with her Mom were there. We spent Christmas and New Years Eve at Belinda's house. We did fireworks.
Because my friends missed 2 of my Birthday's, Amy's Mom did an extra Birthday for me! AND THANK YOU TO AMY, CLOE, BEL, REMY AND TAYSIA.
BOB MARLEY is a crab in shining armor!
GOOD BYE TO AMY, BEL, TAYSIA, CLOE, REMY, BERRY, ELLA, DOMINIQUE AND MAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..
Western Australia, February 28th- March 21st 2007
We arrived down under (Australia) in March. We went to Giants Caves and I learnt to surf by myself. We saw Pinnacles, saw koalas and I met my buddy Ron ( old friend of Bart & Dagmar)!
New Zealand, Bay of Islands, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, April 11th 2007
We went to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands. We went into a waka (canoe) house with a big war canoe. Me and my Mom watched a Maori show with greetings and war dances. After that we went up to the meeting house .We saw wall carvings and Maori tikis.
New Zealand, Bay of Islands, Urupukapuka Island, April 11th - 14th 2007
My grandma Joke and grandpa Ernst stayed for a little bit. Me ,Joke and Ernst went for 1day and 1night to Ocean beach. We played Frisbee. We sailed to Urupukapuka Island. We saw sheep and hiked up the slopes, we made pictures of Daddy paddle boarding.
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