Port Hedland is the biggest town in the dry, harsh, and iron ore-rich Pilbara region. It's a sleepy ghost town the first week of New Year. The port is quiet, the town seemingly empty. Rusty old machinery is scattered everywhere around town, and we can't make up our minds as to whether we think it's like an open-air museum for the mining industry or more of a graveyard for obsolete technology.
Only minutes away, on Cemetery Beach, a natural spectacle is taking place that makes us forget all about the iron ore.
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