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Stairway to the moon.

We made it! We surived just over 12 weeks in Port Hedland! We worked very hard and managed to save $15,000! (that's 6,000 pound!)

We were sad to say goodbye to a lot of people (and happy to see the back of others! hee hee!) and had a good last few weeks, going out, eating well and visiting South Hedland for the first time (we had not left where we worked for 10 whole weeks...owch!) The two new girls who came to work with us a couple of weeks before we left were fab... both fom Cornwall and a good laugh...miss you!

I also went to see the stairway to the moon the weekend before we left which was pretty cool. The moon rises over the water like a giant orange ball in the sky and the reflection of the moon on the mudflats creates what looks like steps leading to the moon.

John enjoying the sunset.
It is a pretty special sight and I am very glad I got to see it...John didn't manage to go because he had to work - it was my night off so I went with Mercia, the deputy manager of the All Seasons, John from reception and Derek, an American guy who was working in Port Hedlan and living in the hotel. We had a good laugh waiting for the moon to rise as we sat in the pitch dark on the beach with mossies attacking us from all angles. There was quite a strange and errie atmosphere as we waited but we all stood up in awe as the moon rose behind the sea. It was a good night and we all went for a chinese in town before heading back to the hotel.

When everyone finished work, we all went to the pier for a couple of hours to celebrate Hayley's upcoming birthday and our leaving. We all got very drunk and sat in front of the hotel by the beach drinking till all hours...a good night was had by all.

So it was time to say goodbye....I didn't want to say goobye now. We were like a little family, eating, working, living and socialising together. It was hard but it had to be done. We were treated to a great meal from the hotel on our last night and were plied with drinks (thanks Mercia - it was very cool of you :) and said our goodbyes - once that night when drunk and again with hangovers in the morning...really hope we'll see some of the gang again some day...sniffle, sniffle...

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Stairway to the moon.
Stairway to the moon.
John enjoying the sunset.
John enjoying the sunset.
Fab sunset.
Fab sunset.
The salt piles in Port Hedland...y…
The salt piles in Port Hedland...…
Another great night.
Another great night.
Come on lets Vogue
Come on let's Vogue
Chef Michael, Polly and Brad.
Chef Michael, Polly and Brad.
John with Katie and Hayley.
John with Katie and Hayley.
Chef Loy.
Chef Loy.
John and me, with Derek from Monta…
John and me, with Derek from Mont…
With Richard, General Manager - ve…
With Richard, General Manager - v…
Last night in work with Katie and …
Last night in work with Katie and…
Celebrating Hayleys Birthday.
Celebrating Hayley's Birthday.
With John from reception...cheese!
With John from reception...cheese!
Kylie and me, having our cake and …
Kylie and me, having our cake and…
Me, with Katie and Hayley from Cor…
Me, with Katie and Hayley from Co…
Us girlies with Noel.
Us girlies with Noel.
Port Hedland
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