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`SAIL INDONESIA RALLY – 2007’ … 21 OF 25 … `Public Works … Lines Marking’ … 13TH September 2007

 ***   FIRST HALF OF RALLY … DARWIN, AUSTRALIA TO BALI, INDONESIA   ***

BIMA, Indonesia … (4 of 5)

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*** THESE GUYS DID A DANGEROUS JOB AND THEY KNEW IT! ***

There was a group of young men employed to repaint the white lines on the main street. Forget about diverting the traffic, that’s not on …

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*** THEY WERE WELL WRAPPED EVEN THOUGH THE TEMPERATURES WERE AROUND 38 DEGREES C. ***

… and there are trucks with the dirtiest exhausts I have ever seen, speeding past within inches of the `line-painters’!

But the painters are not stupid … despite the 38⁰ heat and 90% humidity; they wear black woollen balaclavas and white rimmed sunglasses … that keep the fumes out??

I just wondered how many `painters’ were squashed on average, every week … they couldn’t stay lucky for very long.

I had bought a Coke and was sitting on the steps of a shop watching this circus, when they spotted me and decided it was time for a break.

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*** THEY WERE ALL HAPPY … BUT PUMPED-UP ON ADRENOLIN! ***

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*** SAFE WORK PRACTICES DON’T EXIST HERE! ***

They allowed me to photograph them … then someone considered enough was enough and it was back to the paint brushes. They probably consider they’re privileged to have this dangerous work … in all probability, they are!

ooOoo

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