WE knew it was going to happen, we just didn’t know when. Well the new starter motor (only put in some weeks ago) gave up the ghost as the end of yesterday afternoon’s drive. First thing this morning we sourced a second hand replacement in Johannesburg and just managed to get it onto the flight at 10:30AM. Jan was waiting at the dirt airstrip when the flight landed and the pilot kindly handed him the motor.
Jan had everything ready to do the horrible job of forcing the starter into the highly converted old landy … but good news … this motor went straight in with no grinding, cursing or blinding. So maybe we will be lucky this time and it will last a little longer. In any event drives are back on, and with new batteries, a new starter and a thorough spring clean hopefully things will go smoothly on the technical front and WE can get down to focusing on finding you the wildlife.