Pil­bara lasts one dent at a time

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Pil­bara Me­men­tos

As Crowded House never said, every­where you go, you al­ways take the Pil­bara with you.

Whether you were here for six months or 20 years, it’s a re­gion that stays with you for life, and every­one takes a piece with them.

For some, it’s work boots cov­ered in red dirt, a salt-stained fish­ing shirt or scars from that time they thought it would be a good idea to walk on oys­ter stacks in thongs.

In Si­mone Cole­man’s case, and we sus­pect many are in the same boat here, it was a dent in the side step on her ‘cruiser caused by the jump up which she took with her when she moved to the Vic­to­rian high coun­try.

For oth­ers it is some­thing in­grained in their mem­ory; a first swim at Fern Pool, watch­ing a dusty sun­rise over Onslow’s ter­mite mounds, or hook­ing onto their first sail­fish off the ar­chi­pel­ago.

Swings and round­abouts

Vol­un­teer firies deal with a lot of se­ri­ous in­ci­dents, but ev­ery now and then some­thing a lit­tle more pe­cu­liar comes along.

Last week they were called out when a child who was, in hind­sight, per­haps a lit­tle too old for the baby swing, got stuck in said swing in Kar­ratha.

While it is hard to imag­ine our vol­lies would have been specif­i­cally trained to deal with such an in­ci­dent, we can re­port the res­cue went off with­out a hitch.

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