It was just going to be a normal Saturday morning of late, more owl boxes required putting up, so myself and my 10 year old son Joe went over in the Landrover to pick up Col. En route to our first location there was a massive bang from underneath the Landrover!!!???
Oh my god what was that????
After pulling over as safely as possible (with no brakes!!) the underneath was examined, there was fluid leaking out onto the road from all over the place. Dam and blast the prop shaft had snapped, in doing so it had ripped out all the electric wiring to the rear and severed the brake pipes. This Landrover was going nowhere! Stranded about 10 miles from home there was only one option, ring for breakdown assistance.
A lonely sad sight (below), my beloved Landrover dead at the scene of the incident.
Colin looking out for the breakdown lorry, "I still can't see them mate!"
To be honest we only had to wait around an hour before the breakdown guy arrived.
All aboard, all loaded up off we went to the repair garage.
I am now awaiting an estimation for the cost of the repairs, there is a good chance that it may not be worth getting it back on the road and could well be scrapped! So this could have been my last trip out in my trusty mobile hide/owl box veichle, if so it is going to be sadly missed........