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My morning

My website and blog are back up and running. I've not got any more posts and the url for the blog has changed if you're keeping up with it.

 

For the last 4 weeks I've been picking mangoes in Mataranka, a small village on the highway south of Katherine.

 

6 or 7 days of the week see me up at 5 and picking the first mango at 6, just as the sun comes up. The bus usually gets us into the field a few minutes early which is nothing short of a godsend, as those few moments of watching the clouds catch fire in almost complete silence are bliss.

 

Most days, we fill 33 of those blue bins - the mangoes in each one will retail for about $2000 - which takes us right through the searing midday heat to about 2pm.

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Taken on November 6, 2009