The frost was quite thick and minus 3 when I left Clare to head out for Pekina this morning but by the time we got there it was a nice sunny day. This was the first time to try the Colorado in 4×4 on Maurice Hill, I have been up it a couple times before in the LC ute and the Colorado did it with ease.
I had Dan a touring cyclist who is staying with us for a while with me and he was enjoying a rest from the bike and seeing some nice country. He is a film maker and keen photographer and has some really nice gear so looking forward to seeing his work.
Once we got down from Maurice Hill I called by the farmers house to get more directions to make sure we are in the right paddock, we have been going into the neighbour’s property the last few activations. So off to Hogs Head after smoko and found the right entrance to the property and made our way as far as we could drive then had to tackle the steep climb on foot.
This is my shack behind a box thorn bush which made a good wind break. I had lots of contacts on 40m and some cw contacts on 20m on both summits but no dx this time. I was probably too early in the day for Europe this time .
Thanks to the property owners for access to the summits and all the chasers and great company from Dan.
73 de Ian vk5cz ..