Getting all steamed up

Today we were going up towards Leicester in Bob’s Range Rover to do some greenlaning and caching.

Unfortunately at about junction 15 on the M1 we were becalmed in a huge stationary queue (due to the motorway being closed at J16). We were just sitting there, waiting for some movement in the traffic and chatting about caching when Woomph! Huge clouds of steam billowed out from under the Range Rover’s bonnet. When it had died down we investigated. Here’s what had happened:

radiator

The radiator filler plug had sheared off and blown out, taking the coolant with it. By the time the recovery chap had rescued us and the AA had effected a repair it was too late to continue our trip so we headed for home.

We did manage 4 caches on the way but it wasn’t as many as we had planned.

Oh well, there’s always another day.

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