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Not much more nautical than this.
Despite the recession we are apparently suffering, the iron ore keeps on heading out of Australia to China.
This is a bulk ore ship coming into Port Hedland, yesterday morning, to pick up yet more iron for China to on-sell to the rest of the world.
The grey sky and the general haziness of the photograph is due to the smoke haze in the air.
Where did the smoke come from?
All the way from Victoria. The prevailing winds from the southerly change which turned the bushfires there into killers blew on up the east coast of Australia and then swung west across the top end. It arrived in Punmu on Wednesday night and I drove in it for 600 Km, could not see the sun except as a pale yellow orb at sunset on Thursday, flew to Perth and could not see the ground from 33,000 ft for the first hour of a two hour flight!
Those fires have been huge!
Sorry for drifting from the nautical theme but, at the moment, everything in Australia is about those fires.