|Grey-fronted Honeyeaters and White-throated Honeyeaters taking advantage|
of a tub of water beside a tank at a rest stop.
|McArthur River Mining, near Borroloola|
We drove to Bing Bong on the ocean where the loading facilities for zinc from McArthur Mining and iron ore from somewhere up near the Roper River. We were talking to other grey nomads out there who said that last year they enjoyed a walk along the beach near the zinc-loading works but this year they couldn't because of the iron ore conveyor belt. Things have changed. The vegetation near the port has certainly changed, from green to red because of the dust.
|Several large front loaders busily moving iron ore from one place to another.|
|Iron ore on a conveyor.|
|A truck arrives at the zinc storage shed at the port.|
|Mangroves and mud flats now inaccessible.|
|McArthur River, Borroloola|
|Flood marker above bridge height, Borroloola.|
|Mangrove-lined McArthur River estuary, King Ash Bay|
|McArthur River estuary|