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    She,s a real hotty.

    Bet that heading made a few take a gander. I meant the weather here is bloooooody hot. Had hottest xmas day on record and today is even higher and a few days of the same to come. Wishing i was in Southland.Name:  IMG_0703.JPG
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    HaHa. Snakes and flies.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Only that! 44 here in North Perth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    HaHa. Snakes and flies.
    and wind
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    Up here in the Kaimai's it got to 29 today, last mid January it was up to 38...still a lot of warm to come yet.
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    Xmas 1983 in South Australia: pulled a 10 day shift during the closedown period maintaining the crusher and ball mill at Mt Gunson copper mine (just south of Woomera). 55 degrees at 3pm, 6 days in a row. Was 65 degrees inside the ball mill. Only permitted 10 minutes inside on the end of a harness and rope before you were swapped around. Drank about 15 litres of water per shift.

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    Years ago we spent nearly seven months in WA on our second leg of our trips around OZ in the Canter Camper l built ,also scored some good paying contract work at the mines up north & at Kal ,as we had our own self sufficient accommodation ,when none was available. We spent a couple of weeks diving down all along the coast south of Bussleton from Augusta & Albany.

    As well as spending a fair bit of time in the Desert country ,the Hot wind is what l hated the most & those trees on the coast growing side ways from the wind must have seen some shit in their time ,you could feel your lips cracking straight away ,me & the missus are both keen Spearo's so we loved a little stretch of coastal towns that were old cray fishing hubs like Lancelin (with a old Blue Stone Pub?) all the way up to Exmouth, we had a ball & if we were forced to live there it would either be Exmouth or Broome .

    We often keep a eye on what is happening there because we have such fond memories of that trip ,you are at the end of the heat wave now though aren't you ?Hope you had a Aircon or Swamp rattler to sit in front & still had a great Xmas
    "Fair Winds and Following Seas" - Capt Ron You Glorious Bastard.

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    When I was a boy our family travelled around aussie for 4 years in a 24 ft caravan. Up in the North West driving from Parabadoo out to the coast the locals reckoned it was 53 degrees. It was bloody hot I know that much. Probably the main reason I'll never move to Australia to live. Hate the heat.
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    @bunji

    Hot weather is just starting just got a pastoral permit to shoot on a property at Sandstone, owner said camels and wild bulls are becoming a nuisance but temps are over 50c I said how about April

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    My daughter and son n law in Jondaloop?44c.One morning in Pilbara my son n law was just finishing a 12hr shift as a machanic at 6am.It was warming up at 42c at 6am,going to be a hot day he reckn.
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    Wait till it gets over 50c up north.

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    Did fido from newcastle to mackay for a couple of years.
    Most of the time on site we were shade or aircon.
    occasionally we had to do maintenance in pit under the sun. When doing this we were allowed to run utes with aircon running and have a sit down and and drink shit tons of water.
    Drove out of pit one of these days and it didnt feel like any other but was 49 deg on the hilux temp gauge up the ramp.
    Dry as a chip so made it ok.
    If it was humid it would've been tough.
    First summer in our new house in Tanilba bay 30 min north of Newcastle, super hot day, was 40 degrees as I got out the car at 5pm. Getting out of the air con car was like being in front of an oven getting a pie
    Could hear people in the back yard in the pool. Tough choice working out whether to get a beer or get into the togs and jump in the pool.
    Managed to do both lol
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    Yeah, as a driller we were the only ones without air con. Dozer, digger,truck drivers all had aircon, We would regularly flog the Coca cola umbrellas from the recreation centre swimming pool area and weld them to the side of our drill rigs, to get some relief out of the sun.

    ICI freebied us a shitton of grog for that Xmas (we used either 3 tonne or 15 tonne of their explosives a day, depending on overburden or ore shot), and you can imagine the scene of a dozen drillers all standing in the pool, drinking limitless grog for hours at a time, and no one getting out for a piss
    I think 'wet' mines are a thing of the past now. Several haul truck drivers were renown to be a 'bottle of bundy a night' sort of guys

    We would start our shift at 6am in a vain attempt to knock off before the hottest part of the day. Yes, that far away from the coast the humidity was almost zero, so made those temps almost bearable.
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    My nephew is Nth of Perth and has been telling us some horror stories. Bugger that!

    Was fairly warm in Napier the other day. This was driving along about 4.30


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    Half past 6 in the morning. Going to be another hot day!

    Note the jacket. We became wooses used to working in 40-50 C. So first thing in the morning it was an ungodly 20 degrees, hence a jacket was worn until it got to a balmy 35 degrees at 9am

    Oh, and post script: None of that namby pamby Hi Vis shit and silly plastic barriers back then too!!!

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