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Perth & the Sheep Farm

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Our flights were relaxed and uneventful and we even flew via Kuala Lumour with a few friends we knew before parting ways. When we landed in PERTH it was a sunny afternoon. We caught the bus into town and everything was so quiet and organized (people only walking at cross stops and driving within the lines...whaaat!).
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We checked into the Hive Hostel where we spent the next few weeks making friends and trying to find work. It was still “winter” aka cold and wet and no farm work was available unless you had a car. We befriended a couple which drove us out to Fremantle a few times where we had fish and chips and checked out the market place. We also found the best bar deal in Oz called Mustangs Bar which hosted $5 drink & food nights and was the extent of us going out.

Finally we heard from our friends that a farm our east was hiring and we got the job! Only, it was for 10days. We took it anyways and trained the 3hrs out to Southern Cross. We were picked up by a friendly grandmother who drove us the 30km or so to the rural sheep farm where we were set up in our own farm house and fed very well. There were 3 other workers and we would wake up early to drive out to hep with Mulesing. We spent a lot of our free time playing cards and watching bad t.v. Our hosts were very kind and invited us every evening to their family home to have delicious lamb dinner with them.
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We left after the work was done, back to the Hive. We were invited to come back a month later for shearing but we couldn't stand another month being unemployed so we flew off to CAIRNS and the heat of the sunshine! Right before we left we celebrated W.A Day and volunteered at a Jazz Fest where we got to see tons of local talent and Hiatus Kaiyote (not a jazz band to jazz diehards apparently).

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Posted by Kev n' Ariel 00:49 Archived in Australia

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