Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Port Hedland

After nine days of travelling long distances, and  the scenery not changing a big lot, long distances between towns or roadhouses we finally arrived in Port Hedland and met up with our son Andrew as planned. He had organised a special tour of the harbour for us to get a close up look at the huge ships and to see where he has been working. The ships that they load the iron ore into are massive. The value of the iron ore is huge, BHP gets 18 million dollars profit from each ship. The ships do not leave the harbour till they have paid for the ore, they also have to pay entry and taxes before the tugs will bring them in.
After this he showed us around the town and we also happened to be there on the full moon to see the Staircase to the moon. Our photos were not the best from there but it was good to see.
The next day we headed off to Karijini National Park for a couple days rest. Saw some wild flowers in bloom and did a walk through one of the gorges. It was very pretty there.


1 comment:

  1. Must have been lovely to catch up with Andrew.