Going To Walhalla

We packed up again first thing and set off after Lucy, Susan, Edmund and I had played in the river.  Our drive took us past the Loy Yang power plant.  Its size and ugliness were mind boggling at close range, far more so than the distant glimpses I had before.


We spent far too much time shopping in Traralgon.  RACV for maps that we then had laminated to hang on the walls and draw our journey on, a compass, tap fittings, and a baby backpack for Edmund.


The drive on took us through Tyre and Tyre State Park.  The road down to Walhalla was narrow, windy but oh-so-beautiful.


It was 6:30pm when we pulled into Walhalla, all oohing over the old railway.  We stopped at The Wally Hotel for dinner.  The dinner was quite nice – a parmigama.  Susan knelt on a chair at the bar, and I stood next to her while Mum ordered.  We got terribly scared when a humangously fat man returned from the toilet and said in a loud, very deep voice; “Who’s been sitting in my chair?”  I ran for my chair at our table, while susan refused to acknowledge him as he tried to tell her that he was trying to joke.


A drive through the town to the campsite showed us Walhalla was a quaint, beautiful town.  I’m really looking forward to exploring it.

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About Peter

Hello, my name is Peter, and I am eleven years old. I like to read, particularly fantasy and adventure. My favourite authors are Angie Sage, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, and J.K. Rowling.

I am traveling around Australia in a caravan with my Mum,Dad,baby brother and two sisters. My brother, Edmund, is two, and my sisters are named Lucy, who is six, and Susan, who is eight. My favourite places are Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Mt. Hothom, Andamooka, Gem Tree and Phillip Island. At Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyonn, we walked for ages. At Mt.hothom we skied for the whole season and tobboganned.

I like to read, listen to audiobooks on my ipod, ride my bike sing, memorise poems, take photos, maths, cooking, campfires, and swim. My favourite songs are by Louis Armstrong.

My sisters and I are homeschooled. Mum tells me sometimes that I have to read a particular book. Sometimes Mum tells me to read a book, and I usually say “No way! I hate that book!” but then once I read it I usually find I love it. It was like that with J.R.R.Tolkein, Angie Sage, Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. I knew that I’d like L.Frank Baum, though, because Mum had played some of the Wizard of Oz audiobooks in the car.


  1. Those roads were so narrow and windy. I didn’t like them much.
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