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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Australia: Port Hedland

The port of Port Hedland
The port of Port Hedland, where red, dusty iron ore is the main cargo

The day after the bushwalk, I finally hit real civilisation. Port Hedland is on the north coast of the Pilbara, and is home to a huge, deep sea port that ships out all sorts of minerals dug from underneath Western Australia: iron ore, manganese, zinc and heaven knows what else. I stayed the night with Kath, mother of Ron from Perth, and the proprietor of Kath's Kitchen, a top establishment in Port Hedland if burgers and fry-ups are your thing (which for me, they are).

Kath's Kitchen, Port Hedland
The incomparable Kath's Kitchen