Sunday, 10 February 2008
Soon I will be heading to Gove, NT to start work at the bauxite to alumina production plant owned by Rio Tinto Alcan.
Before heading to work I spent a week in Cairns and had a good holiday before the daily grind starts.
I must admit that I have had people tell me that Cairns and the tropics are great, but I have never believed them until now. The farthest north I have been previously is Bundaberg, which really gives a bad impression of the far north as it is.
Cairns on the other hand is beautiful. The mountains surrounding a gorgeous bay.
I am impressed. I love the tropics, even in the wet season.
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Preparation for heading up included sending my boxes and car away for the long train trip to Darwin then on boat to Gove.