Industry in Paradise.
In my tropical adventures so far, I've been checking out sugar-cane farming and pineapple crops, tourism and a little bit of fishing. So what about big industry projects? Yes, there are plenty of those around here too...
Photography on site is really only permitted by authorised staff, so my pics are taken from public areas.
Today I was given a tour around one of the two major coal port terminal expansion projects locally. And my first port of call was the wardrobe department...I'd been advised to wear long trousers and a long sleeved shirt, all beautifully accessorised with work boots, a hard hat, safety sunglasses and a hi-viz vest! What a look - do you think it will catch on??
Heading off in a great big site vehicle, complete with flashing light on the top and incredibly loud reversing bleepers.
This is as far as members of the public are allowed to go...
Trains bring coal from some of Australia's largest coalmines into the port, where it is sorted and transported through huge machines before being left in enormous stock piles.
The coal is moved from there, on kilometre-long conveyers, to waiting ships tied to berths out at sea.
From there, the coal starts its long voyage to various countries around the world and the trains bring in more coal, to be sorted, to be conveyed....
Big business indeed.
Then after my tour, a cup of coffee back in the office building. And look - a Distance poster on the door, to welcome me!
Hi - and welcome to my blog! I write women's fiction and short stories. Proud to call myself a Welsh Australian (Waussie!) I live in beautiful Brisbane and write full time.