My ‘Block’ of Land
Our family and four of our friends own a 20 acre ‘block’ of land in Amphitheater,Victoria. It’s about 2 hours North-West of Geelong.The closest town which is 10 minutes away is called Avoca it’s a small town. In 2006 the population of Avoca was 951 and Amphitheater was 291.
My family and I left for the ‘block ‘ on Monday the 26th on boxing day and came back Saturday the 31st New Years Eve.This time we took our dog Yogi up to the ‘block’ he had a great time lounging around and going for walks with us.
At the ‘block’ we don’t have internet or power so we use a generator for power. When I’m at the ‘block’ the only electronics I can use is ones that run off batteries as we only turn the generator on at night. The ‘block’ is a great place to ride my motorbike, go for walks or drives, play outside, catch butterflies and run around outside. When we go to the ‘block’ we get to see lots of native animals, this time we saw Quails and Dad found some of their eggs when he was mowing.
This time when we went to the ‘block’ some friends came up on the Tuesday and Dad and Wayne went for a motorbike ride in the Pyrenees Ranges. I played at the ‘block’ with Bridgette, Charlotte, William and Tyler and then at lunch time we drove around to Moonambel to meet Dad and Wayne for a picnic lunch at the park.
On the Wednesday night my Nana and Par drove up and spent the night at the ‘block’. I also slept a night in a tent for the first time with Mum, which was fun but not as comfortable as the beds inside the hut. My Dad, Par, brother and I all went Yabbying and caught some for lunch on the Thursday, they were delicious! We then drove to Avoca and had an ice cream with Nana and Par before they left to go home.
On the Friday I helped Dad do some painting and then we hung out in the shade as it was a hot day. We were planning on staying at the ‘block’ until Sunday but it was getting to hot and decided to come home to the air conditioner and pool.
Here are some photo’s of my time at the ‘block’
When we stay at the ‘block’ we need to be careful of snakes and bush fires especially during Summer. When we are walking or driving around we need to make sure we watch where we are going and let Mum or Dad know if we see smoke or a snake.