This story was set in the family backyard. The family are catching up because their grandad was turning 70 years old. He needs a present because he is always giving the family veggies from his garden and fixing things, so they all put 50 dollars in a hat. The dad say “I can give you some idea’s” They have finally got the present and they give the present to poppa and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! They stand back and watch him unwrap the present. Inside the box is a small leather pouch and in it is a leatherman just what he wanted. So after that they go outside and eat their lunch.
A strength about is book is when you start reading this book and you see the pictures, you just want to keep on reading the story and see the rest of the pictures.
I think it was quite a cool book but instead of saying says mum I thought they could have said, said mum or shouted mum or yelled mum because it, for me, does not make sense.
It was night time at Camp Roil on Thursday 3rd of April.
When we were making our bivouac. I went over and got 2 tarpaulins 5 pegs and 1 piece of rope. Emma, Nikita and I decided to made our bivvy in the far corner pretty much away for the other bivvies. So we got out one tarpaulin and put it on the ground and peg it in with 2 pegs and Louise (Nikita S. mum) help us hammer the metal pole into the ground to help our bivouac stand up. After digging the metal pole in the ground we tied a piece of rope from the fence to the pole for the top tarpaulin to lie on so it is like a triangle and we will peg that into the ground too.
We went over to the shed to get our big bags YAH!! Now we can put our mattress, sleeping bag, blanket, teddy, touch, lollies and powerade in our bivvy. Shhh don’t tell Mrs Roil we brought lollies and powerade.
After putting the henke out eating dinner having free time eating our pudding all those kind of things we had a game of spotlight while some people went over to the stream to check the Henke out it was a quick game of spotlight I was one of the people who got found first. When the came back with smiles on their faces we sat around the campfire roasting marshmallows and once I had roast it my marshmallow it was sticky and black but I still ate it. After like my 8th marshmallow Mrs Roil said “Go and brush our teeth and hope in our bivvy”
So we did that and talked. When we heard Mrs Roil come over we were silent and Mrs Roil opened the flap and she said “ You guys can have a mabble each” And when she walked away we said “YES”. During the night we had a feast with our lollies and Emma’s powerade. It started to rain Emma and I said ”Really?” We all got scared because we heard a noise I got really scared my heart started pounding and Emma was clinging onto my arm but it was trucks having a wash it was really noisy. When it was morning at 7.00am Emma rolled on her back and woke me up but I did not mine. We hopped out of our bivvy and had breakfast I had scrambled eggs on toast my eggs were looked a bit rubbery.
There are two main types of eels - the shortfin and longfin.
Eels do not have scales. Many people find eels revolting, probably because of their slippery skin because of the mucus.
When eels begin their life they are a tiny one millimeter long. During their life, they can grow up to two meters long. Compared with many other fish, eels are slow growing. A longfin may grow only between 1525 mm a year. They can also live for many years. Large longfins have been estimated to be at least 60 years old. The biggest eels are usually old females. The biggest longfin eels weighed about 40 kg.
Eels eat live food. Small longfin eels living amongst the river will feed on insect, worms and water snails. When they get bigger, they begin to eat fish. They will also eat fresh-water crayfish and even small birds like ducklings. Eels hunt by smelling not much using their sight. They have tube nostrils from their head to their upper lip. They also have a very large mouth with rows of small, sharp, white teeth.
Longfin eels breed only once at the end of their life. When they are ready to breed, they leave New Zealand and swim 5000 kilometres up into the tropical Pacific probably in deep ocean somewhere near Tonga. When they reach their destination, the females lay millions of eggs that are fertilised by the male. The adults never return as they die after breeding.
They say if you are really lucky you could see a golden longfin