Sunday, October 15, 2006
Australia, Part 3
After leaving Sydney we headed to New Castle, about 100 Kilmometers north. Little did I know that it's the biggest Coal exporting harbor in the world, which explained all of the environmental and socialist organizations that had offices throughout the city. I happened to think it was a beautiful place. While the women shopped I headed east to Royal Australia Air Force base at Williamtown to meet a US Air Force Airman stationed there. I can't think of a better place to be stationed overseas. They fly F-18s and some SAABs, and I was able to watch some great Air to Ground exercises, but talking to the locals I could tell they didn't like the base too much. Too loud and expensive according to the market owner I met who was yelling over the sound of jet engines (The Sound of Freedom Baby!) flying overhead.
posted by El Capitan at 10:35 AM