Monday 1st July 2019
Baraque Fraiture ON/ON-010
It became increasingly apparent that the way to get to do some SOTA in LX was for Jimmy and I to secure a pass-out for the full day - and do all of them! This was agreed and we got up at 5am to make the most of the day.
As the route to Luxembourg would take us right past an almost drive-on 8-pointer ON summit, we couldn’t ignore that. Jimmy had no joy with 2m FM, and didn’t for the rest of the day. Every summit was qualified by Jimmy on 40m SSB, and by me on 40m CW.
Luxembourg was an interesting little country. It reminded me very much of Cheshire’s own Delamere Forest - but on a much bigger scale! And with half-price fuel. Timed to perfection, I was running on fumes as I entered LX, so filled up the cheapest tank of diesel I’ve had in years. Grateful thanks to Steve @G1INK for the heads-up.
We had great support from the chasers today, with many working one or both of us on multiple summits. Fabio @IK2LEY got us on all five - excellent work!
Now relaxing with the family, enjoying great food and beer in Le Legia bar & restaurant, Liege. I’ve become a fan of Liegeois meatballs, Belgian chips, and Juliper beer!