Cold snap sends some scram­bling

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Big wheels

The Pil­bara is no stranger to highly mod­i­fied four-wheel-drives. You don’t have to look too far to find a lifted and kit­ted out ma­chine around town, but this one spot­ted in South Hed­land re­cently may just take the cake.

Yes, this is a lifted sta­tion wagon with some nice big mud­dies to boot, and judg­ing by the “paint job” on the side, it has clearly been used.

The ma­chine comes com­plete with all those usual mods you would ex­pect on a well set-up bush basher.

It has spot­lights, a roof rack and side awning, and we can as­sume some pretty de­cent sus­pen­sion un­der the body.

Win­ter woes

The per­ils of a Pil­bara win­ter can be hard to fathom for south­ern­ers — they don’t un­der­stand the feel­ing of hav­ing to dust off the jumpers from the top shelf when the tem­per­a­ture dips be­low 30C.

This week, the max­i­mum is fore­cast to drop be­low a miserly 25C on the coast, and even lower in­land, leav­ing many a Pil­bar­ian scram­bling to the shop­ping cen­tres to grab some warmer cloth­ing.

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