Australia

Life inside the Cabin of Jane’s Bloody big truck”

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in About Jane, Australia, Courage for travel, Inspiring Women | 0 comments

Life inside the Cabin of Jane’s Bloody big truck”
It was an adventurous spirit that led Singleton mine worker Jane St Catherine into a job in the mines in the Pilbara a few years ago. And almost immediately after starting to drive enormous dump trucks around the alien landscape of Pannawonica, Western Australia, the words started flowing.
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How did I get to drive a 400 tonne mining truck?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in About Jane, Australia, Solo Travel | 12 comments

How did I get to drive a 400 tonne mining truck?

What’s driving a 400 tonne dump truck got to do with a travel blog you might ask? Probably not much, except that it’s a part of my life journey that began with a leap of faith and an eleven day drive half way around Australia.

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Working in an outback Australian pub

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in About Jane, Australia, Solo Travel | 10 comments

Working in an outback Australian pub

We all pass through many places in our travels but how often do we stop and live somewhere completely different?  I ended up staying for nearly a year in a small (population 100) and remote town in Cape York, the far north of Australia and marvelled at how many interesting things happen in such a small community.  Having ridden nearly 4000 kilometres on my old trail bike I stopped to work at the pub in Laura.  Following is a few excerpts from my journal from that time (I’ve changed some of the names):

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