Lake Eyre by Helicopter

When I realised that we really were actually going to go in a helicopter over Lake Eyre, I was so excited that I could hardly walk towards the helicopter.
Lucy, Susan, Dad and I first flew from Cooper Creek to the station to fill up with fuel. The pilot let Susan and I help to fuel the helicopter. My sisters and I wore earphones on so the pilot could tell us about where we were.

Lucy fell asleep half way to Lake Eyre. I woke her up by getting one of her earphones, and nudging her.

Dad, Susan and I were taking photos and a couple of videos. Mum held videoed us taking off. We flew above the Cooper Creek, Birdsville Track, salt lakes to Lake Eyre. We saw where the Cooper Creek and the Warburton Creek enter Lake Eyre.

We saw rivers and salt lakes that were usually dry, but were now full of water. We saw lakes full of water. Some places had water that looked pink, other places were green and some were blue. There were lots of birds, including huge flocks of pelicans.



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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. Really good description Peter. I am too scared to go in a helicopter.

  2. I wish I’d been able to go with you. I am really glad that you enjoyed it.
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