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One hundred and fifty games of football is one hell of an effort in anyone's language. But it's an even greater achievement in the rough and tumble Goldfields Football league located in a region where the rocks may be tough but the men are even tougher. We three went to the late arvo game between traditional rivals Boulder City and the Mines Rovers - mind you, in a league where there are only five teams, the tradition of rivalry probably extends to any of the other four ...
... just keep rolling past. Big rigs carrying all sorts of payload. We saw a large boat. We saw large items of equipment. We saw cattle . We saw trucks carrying who knows what. They kept rumbling past. Some truckies will wave as seems the tradition of many travellers out here. Most truckies are seemingly oblivious to those of the non-trucking world. Many of the non-truckies do offer a simple acknowledgement to the passing driver - a raise of one finger, sometimes a whole ...
... loco's in the centre.
Dry Clay Pan between Norseman & Kambalda
Saw extensive burnt areas of Salmon Gums on way here.
... there and had the viewing platform to ourselves. Wow, what a sight. It looked liked some kind of moonscape and huge beyond comprehension. The tip trucks and excavators were dwarfed by the mine's layers and looked like little slaters crawling up and down the roads. Next stop was the Hannans North Mine, where we could get up close and personal with the huge machinery we had just seen through the zoom lens of our camera. Despite thinking you have an ...
... and a half hours and doing lots of LOUD singing. Starting to see more road trains now, and lots of really different road signs. Arrived Kalgoorlie at 5:00pm and were instantly excited about the next two days staying here. Checked into the Palace Hotel (lots of history), and loved our room with a private balcony. It feels so good to be stopping for more than one night. After a quick shower, we went downstairs to the Gold Bar, to be served by the 'skimpies'. Have to watch the final of ...
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