Well done on all those US contacts. 15 m was very good last night - I worked 4 new countries. This evening not much doing. Virtually nothing above 14 MHz which was pretty flat, a few stations on 40 m but 80 m only a local QSO and 160 m was silent.
I’ll have another chance to work you again soon I’m sure. I had seen a spot for you on 20 m but thought, “No hurry, he’ll have a pile up”, and as UTC roll-over approached I was winding the dial from the CW to SSB section and was almost on your frequency when I heard a voice - too far off frequency to copy… By the time I had the receiver frequency set and operated the ATU it was past 0000 UTC. I put out a call but with a feeling I might have heard you going QRT. I am not anxious for chaser points anymore, so please don’t feel concerned.
I suppose the gate-man would not open up in the evening as it might be inconvenient for him at night. Looking at SOTA maps it seems to be public land but maybe not. At least with a head torch or moonlight you could walk out after an evening activation. Not much twilight at New Caledonia.