This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2006 Travels August 12

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SATURDAY 12 AUGUST     DARWIN

Went shopping for some foodstuffs, and bought newspapers.

Had lunch at the food court at Casuarina.

Refuelled Truck at Casuarina – $1.36cpl.

Reading the papers occupied much of the rest of the day.

Oh dear, John had gone back into work mode – just when I was enjoying being a tourist again.

He saw an ad tacked up in the camp kitchen, wanting workers for the coming mango harvest season, for farms and sheds at Humpty Doo.  He phoned the given number and expressed an interest in sorting/packing work – and thus had us put on the work list. All that prior experience – all six weeks of same – seemed to count for something!

Resize of 08-12-2006 darwin region

Darwin localities

Darwin localities

Then, in the afternoon, he saw an ad in the Darwin paper – for a Safety Officer/clerk  for a Territory based company. The ad stressed that the work was in a remote location. He was intrigued. Think I’d had enough of “remote” for the time being. I was sure I preferred mangos!

I cooked a roast lamb dinner for all of us. It felt slightly strange, to be cooking “normal” food again.

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