It was up early and first checking the batteries, they were OK. Al prepared Derwent6 for saving power mode, just in case things didn't go well with the belt problem..
Del set to work on taking the covers of the engine, and one belt was missing completely, while the generator belt was half hanging off and ripped on one edge..
So here we were in the middle of nowhere with no engine to charge our batteries. The good thing was we had heat with the wood we had on the roof and two bags of coal. So we had to save power, using everything we had by battery and in the evening lighting candles, very Christmassy!!
If you don't do this you will in the end lose your water pump and your toilet, and you need to drink and poo..
It was an early night for us as it had been a stressful day..