Friday, 16 April 2010

Visit to Ruakaka beach/camping site

On the first day of the school holidays, my family and I went to a camping site up north called Ruakaka Reserve Motor Camp. It took along time to get there by car. It took around 2-3 hours.

We booked in earlier for 4 days and 3 nights in a tent, so we did'nt need to care a bit.
When we got there we had to get out of the car for fresh air, because all the way from Auckland to Rukaka, we could see many farms and dryland. I was so happy that I live in Henderson were the air is fresh. But we are not talking about that now.

When we got access to the camping ground, we had to put our tent out obivously, so we did but it took quite a long time because we kept fussing about were the front door is. But we finished.

There was a kitchen for use and toliet and shower joined together. It was close to us that we had no trouble getting in and out. The only thing is that when we came to the office to pay the booking, the office lady gave us 10 50c tokens to use for the kitchen and the 5min hot showers.

At night it was not so cold than we thought it was. Because we brought in so much warm clothing that most of them had'nt been touched since we left. I was all hot and stuffy at night that I couldn't sleep well in my sleeping bag!

On the next day we got up at around 6.30am to around 7.30am, had breakfast and left for a morning walk on the beach. It was a reserve motor camp so we couldn't take any seashells. How sad! My dad thought there was fishes in the ocean at the beach, so he brought his fishing rod out and gave it a shot. Then he realised there was no fish here, so he drove us up to Mardsen Point, where my dad caught a few fishes! It was so sad that they were so big that I could eat them, because I hated fish!

A few days pasted, and it was time to leave, I had so much fun that I even forgot what my homework was! But I did because I 'm doing my homework! I wish I could go back there and have more fun and remember to bring sporting stuff to play with!

Louisa Tan


  1. sounds like an interesting trip Lousia.
    I would like to have seen you had more descriptions - what did things look like, smell like, taste like etc but I agree - I dislike the taste of fish too!
    I am most impressed with your effort in attempting to write using paragraphs - good on ya girl!
    Keep up the great work!

  2. Wow Louisa what fun you had there.If there was more to read I would read it. If there was photos It would be cool and descriptions about what it smelt like and looked like. Well got to go.

  3. did you have a good time at camp.

    from tamir

  4. have a good birthday and enjoy!