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... Lambert, which is a huge construction built by Rio Tinto to ship all its iron ore out to the world. We took a tour right into the bowels of the workings. We saw the great trains pulling in form hundreds of miles away, the machines that took each carriage and tipped it over, the conveyor belts that ran along delivering the iron ore to the ships along the jetty, with several more waiting out to sea. It takes about ten train loads to fill one ship, and they ...
Explored the area of Karratha today. Took a photo of the famous "Red Dog" monument which was erected in honour of the Pilbara wanderer who died in 21st November 1979. The boys were busy in the morning, replacing the flat tyre, buying a couple of new ones etc. They spent most of the morning exploring the industrial area of Karratha! After lunch we drove out to Dampier which is 20 kilometres from Karratha. ...
... and it doesn't go till Friday.
The tour includes Roebourne, Rio Tinto Cape Lambert Port Operations and Wicham followed by a stop at Cossack where we will have lunch.
On our free day we went for a morning drive taking in Point Sampson. It has its bit of fame for a tram that used to load the ships. Nice park right on beach over $50.00 a night.
No hairdresser in this town but found a lady who will cut ...
... centre was our first stop and as we were leaving we nearly hit our very first red kangaroo. They are stockier than our greys and a bit slower. This is the only one we have seen not in a wildlife park. Karratha is another mining town but the industry and port facilities are at Dampier about 22km away. We drove out to look at the Rio Tinto iron ore ships and then the North West Shelf Gas facility. On the way we visited Deep Gorge which has thousands of ...
... Swift borrowed heavily from Dampier's writings of his adventures when he wrote Gulliver's Travels. It is said that his descriptions of Lilliput are based on Dampier's descriptions of the west coast of Australia.
Had a great day today. Looking forward to getting further south to some lovely beaches and maybe even a little fishing.
Heading for Exmouth tomorrow.
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