I’m back and it was beautiful. Cornwall and Dorset are wonderful destinations.
As recommended, I had the KX2 in hand luggage and the pole with wire antennas and cables in the case. There were no problems.
It took some getting used to the traffic on the left - but even more difficult was the shifting of the gears with the left hand. I did not get used to it. Next time I take an automatic car. (I’ve been to GB 4 time before - in the 80th and 90th… but every time by motorbike)
Unusual are the high hedges on the roadside - you do not see much. The roads can be very narrow, but the British are very good, forward-looking and thinking motorists. There were never any problems.
The parking can be very expensive. Since you should have enough change in your pocket.
The first week we lived in Newquay and the second in Weymouth. Instead of going to Newquay I would rather go to Truro today.
We were in apartments and self-catering - and we found the shopping much cheaper than in Germany. Even the gasoline is cheaper. So it was a less expensive travel destination.
I must confess that SOTA was not the first priority in this holiday, but I was able to install it well.
Maybe as a recommendation - here are my combinations:
St Ives (Tate Gallery) and then a hike across Mên-an-Tol and other megalithic sites to G / DC-007 amidst blooming heather and gorse. Fantastically beautiful area.
An extensive hike through the Bodminmoor with G / DC-002. At least we got wet boots.
We made G / DC-001 on the way from Newquay to Weymouth. I would really like to have hiked longer.
From Lyme Regis we explored the Jurassic Coast and on the way back we would be on the thriving G / SC-011, where at the edge of the forest there is a small bench for comfortably SOTA. And the small, lovingly decorated museum in Bridport is also worth a visit.
A long walk around Shaftesbury with its Gold Hill we combined on the way back with G / SC-008.
The entrance fee to Corfe Castle is over the top. But the village is beautiful and there is a small cafe to the left of the entrance with delicious Creamtea and great views of the castle. After that we had a hike to G / SC-013.
Thanks to all chasers - the conditions were strange sometimes and the wind could be noisy.
The summits were all easy to find and easy to reach. I think it was not my last SOTA activity in G