New steering rod bought, tools collected, another 2.5 hour drive almost to Las Cuevas to fit the rod to the stranded Land rover. “Screw the ends in, drop it in and tighten up”, the army lads said. Lying in a jungle stream under a Land Rover with mossies buzzing in your ears, trying to tighten a nut with an adjustable spanner and some pliers is what it was.
Had to take the steering guard off, but after a few refits it went in okay. A fantastic sunset as we drove back over Mountain Pine Ridge, being met by and endless convoy of British Army vehicles. Not an everyday occurence.