Well done Markus and Luc - S2S QSOs on the tour very much appreciated - Andy too, before Friedrichshafen. I am hanging on here a little longer in the FL/VO before heading for the Belgian border area for two nights.
Yesterday was a tourist day in Riquewihr (Big lunch of meats, cheeses and sausage and a beer, of course). Then we headed for Colmar and picked up a town trail map from the Tourist Board Office there and covered about 4 Km of the 6.5 Km trail. That took us to after 4.00pm when the streets and lovely parks were full of students. The sky had cleared so we drove out to the well activated 10 point summit of Le Hohneck FL/VO-002. A 5 minute walk (XYL with comfy chair) took me to a place with no people watching a few metres down from the topograph and sign.
19 QSOs were quickly logged but by the time I packed up it was around 6.30pm local and with a 75 minute drive back to the Gite, too late when we got back to cook the meal, so we stopped off half way down the hill and had main course and dessert, reaching the gite via a great drive through the mountains on new roads (to us) some distance west of Colmar and Selestat. If we come here again I’ll stay down there near Gerardmer perhaps - this is where the main concentration of easy to reach summits are located.
Today we are leaving in around 30 minutes to return to the Donons and activate Le Petit Donon VO-090. I also want to go to Chaum de Requival VO-036 first. I believe I have found the last legal place to park, which makes a one way walk to the summit of about 1 mile with 350 feet ascent, mainly in woodland.