27th Jun 2012
Around Port Hedland
After a interesting night of no lights in the van because the battery had gone flat we staggered out of bed around 8.00 am. I had been concerned that the battery had DIED, but fortunately I discovered that the break away switch for the brakes had been activated which I now find will flatten the battery very quickly, even while you have a generator going trying to charge it up. we then moved from the golf club and got a site at the local caravan park.
Then after the mandatory washing had been completed we set off for the great city of Port Hedland. We drove around to the other caravan park which apparently is fully booked almost on a permanent basis. On the way back we just followed the coast line as near as we could and eventually came across a point where you could watch the ships in the harbour and at the same time we could see the ones waiting to come into port at one stage this morning there was 22 ships just out to sea, waiting to get into port to loaded/unloaded.
After lunch we continued to wander around town looking at what ever, then finally Wendy couldn't wait any longer so we went to Woollies to do some shopping.
On the way back to the van we had to wait for some road works at a railway line, so we waited 4 or 5 minutes then a ore train came with 124 carriages (Wendy counted them) which took 7 minutes to pass and the we waited another 3 or4 before we finally got across the railway crossing.
Went out for tea with friends from Bayswater,(now living in Druin) and had a look at the lights of port Hedland. Looks quite a big town when you see it at night.
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