Purse drama praise

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Katinka and Ian Napier South Yun­derup, WA

While trav­el­ling through the Pil­bara, we un­for­tu­nately mis­placed my wife’s purse.

This wasn’t dis­cov­ered un­til we ar­rived at Parabur­doo after stay­ing at Tom Price for a cou­ple of days.

We all know how stress­ful it is for a lady to lose her purse.

We turned our ve­hi­cle in­side out with no suc­cess and tried to re­trace our trans­ac­tions at Tom Price and de­cided the only place it could be was in the Tom Price Car­a­van Park rub­bish.

After we phoned the park the very con­cerned staff kindly didn’t do a tip run and we drove back to Tom Price to go through the rub­bish with no luck.

After con­tact­ing all the help­ful busi­nesses we vis­ited in town, we went to West­pac to no­tify them and get some cash to sur­vive on.

Our cards, of course, were all linked and had to be blocked.

We then pro­ceeded to Ex­mouth with a pretty dis­tressed wife.

After much more wor­ry­ing we de­cided the only place we hadn’t con­tacted was Kar­i­jini Eco Re­sort, we briefly vis­ited.

Bingo! It was there. But we were in Ex­mouth.

Now it comes to thank­ing the won­der­ful peo­ple in the Pil­bara.

Me­gan at the Eco Re­sort for se­cur­ing the purse.

Tom Price Tourist Cen­tre staff, who ad­vised us that a tour op­er­a­tor comes from Kar­i­jini to Tom Price once a week.

Pete West, “The Fly­ing Sand­groper”, who picked up the purse from the Eco Re­sort and de­liv­ered it to West­pac Tom Price, and re­fused pay­ment (West Oz Ac­tive Ad­ven­ture Tours).

Karen Gmeiner, West­pac Tom Price, for keep­ing us in­formed and dis­patch­ing the purse to Perth for re­de­liv­ery to Ex­mouth.

Vicki and staff, West­pac Ex­mouth, for their help in un­block­ing the cards and no­ti­fy­ing us when said purse ar­rived.

No won­der we bank with West­pac!

Pic­ture: Katinka Napier

Katinka Napier re­united with her purse.

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