We are again planning to go to Lekeitio in the Spanish Basque coast for the farewell of 2016 and to welcome 2017.
If possible, I’d like to carry out my first activation of the year 2017 on any of these two summits.
Being Mt Otoio EA2/BI-059 the closest one to where we’ll be staying in Lekeitio, this is the first option:
I activated this summit in April 2015 and you can see here that activation report:
My XYL proposed me to spend Friday of the Easter Holidays at the nice village of Lekeitio to see a couple of friends of her childhood. I accepted the proposal and immediately searched for any SOTA in the area.
I soon identified Mount Otoio, which is very near Lekeitio and would let me do my first ever activation in EA2/BI area without being too much time off.
Lekeitio is in the Basque coast and about 145Km NorthWest from my QTH.
We got up early and the whole family including our dog Lucho arr…
As a backup, my second option is Mt. Ogoño EA2/BI-068, which you may remember because I already activated it on Jan 1st 2016.
Here you can see that activation report:
As I announced by a pre-planning post in this reflector, I went with my family to the town of Lekeitio in the Spanish Basque coast for the New Years party and I finally (and fortunately) had a green card from the authority (XYL) to go out in the morning and activate Mt. Ogoño EA2/BI-068.
I left Lekeitio and headed to the village of Ibarrangelu, from where I headed to the cemetery of the village of Elantxobe.
I parked the car where indicated by the red ring and started the hike as you’…
All I hope is the WX as good as it was during those previous activations.
Hope to copy you all again soon.