Phew, just got in... spent last 7 hrs down at garage! - looks like car had a faulty coil - as fitting another coil seems to have cured it...

So Dave could be at Patterdale or not set off then..?

Just tried his work no. again - his answer phone message says he won't be returning calls till Monday, so probably not changed his plans. Looks then as though the SPOT link is bad..? or maybe device is not sending signals..?
Could be he's a had a transport issue and postponed till tomorrow though. Fingers crossed...
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