A thin day as the weather conspired to frustrate permanent way activity and the team retired hurt around midday. A little joy was a charter to Ravenstor for the Wirksworth Church of England Infant School where some 80 were conveyed in the Bubble Car and Santa was on hand to greet them on their return. Many thanks to Chris Beale, John Tedstone and Anton for turning out for this short, but successful, tour of duty.
A tyre repair man was sourced to deal with a flat on the Komatsu which luckily only needed a new inner tube rather than a new tyre. Work goes on to tee up the Tamper provision for March next year.
We await what the weather will throw at us over the new few critical days.