Yesterday was a day out in Kent. First a visit to the Kent Battle of Britain Museum http://www.kbobm.org/ at Hawkinge this was interesting, lots of exhibits with information about this historic part of WWII from both sides of the conflict.
From there I moved on to a SOTA activation of Cheriton Hill G/SE-015, this is very close to Folkstone and the channel tunnel terminal. The rain showers eased off as I was setting up and I made 21 contacts on 60m. Among these a very difficult contact with Andy MM0FMF/P who had to resort to cw before I could really confirm his callsign! But worth it for the S2S points. About 1:30pm deciding it was time for a late lunch I packed up. This turned out to be a good decision since it started raining again just as I got back to my car.
The nearest pub The Cat and Custard Pot http://www.catandcustardpot.co.uk/ which happens to be the highest pub in Kent served me an excellent lunch of sausages in a jumbo Yorkshire pudding with vegetables, mash and onion gravy.
Unfortunately the day went downhill from there with heavy rain as I drove along the M20 and then the 5 miles of the M25 to the Dartford crossing taking me well over an hour! The weather and traffic both improved after the tunnel and the rest of the journey was ok.
So a round trip of about 250 miles for a single point - such is the life of a SOTA activator living in Cambridge.