|Life in Darwin — pulling anchors in the crazy heat.|
"I lived in Darwin off and on while I was working on the water. I stayed at a youth hostel. It was a big room right next to a really rowdy bar. That's why it wasn't rented out to tourists.
"My job was with an outfit that mostly pulled anchors on those big offshore oil rigs. We'd go out for weeks. There was no schedule because of storms and things that could mess up plans.
"Darwin is hot all year, there is no winter. It rains like hell in the summer. People go crazy there when it rains all the time and is so hot. If you think you like warm tropical places, then spend a few months in Darwin and see how wrong you can be."