Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Canterbury Earthquake.

An Earthquake hit Christ Church and caused a lot of damage. It happened at 4 am, Saturday morning, unfortunately striking a lot of houses which collapsed. The measurement of the Earthquake was 7.1 on the Richer scale. Its epicenter was 10 kilometers down beneath the earth.

There was extensive damage caused by the earthquake over a large area.
A lot of houses were split into two. Some houses collapsed, at least 100 000 homes were damaged and about 450 need to be demolished. The whole place was littered with rubble and sea of mud from the unstable grounds.

The earthquake caused many dangers both during and after it unexpectedly happened. People huddled under doorways to avoid getting crushed. Many others evacuated. people had to watch out for bricks failing on cars and falling glass. There were ruptured water and sewage pipes. They always have to watch out because contaminated
water could give you diseases.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My story about sailing.

Sailing today was amazing. The wind was blowing strongly making my boat slice through the sea. Unfortunately the wind was so strong that it blew the boat and started to sail faster.

After that I found land and I saw some coconut trees so I hopped off my boat and I went under the tree. I started to go and eat some coconuts from the tree and they were delicious so I stayed on land
much longer , as long as I could.THE END.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Laura Dekker Story.

Laura Dekker , a dutch 14 year old girl who was born in New Zealand, set out from Gibraltar in her quest to destroy Jessica Watson's world record. Laura wants to become the youngest sailor in the world to circumnavigate the world solo. She is sailing from Gibraltar to Madeira to the Canary Island before crossing the Atlantic ocean. She will spend more then a year to travel around the world ( by her self ) unassisted.