Made it to the hill - yay!
Lying in bed this morning I could the rain against the window and thought, maybe this is not the day for a hill.
The weather appeared to be clearing up and at around 10:00 I decided to depart for the hill.
The drive over was around 1hr and 15mins and after finding a closed road on my route, this delayed me as I had to do a detour
Finally made it to the park up. I ended up parking at the top of the track and reversed into the little grass parking area.
Got myself suited and booted. Water proof trousers, waterproof jacket and a bright orange hat.
Set off walking and trying to avoid the puddles but that was easier said than done.
A bit of heather bashing and navigating the long grass, I arrived at the summit.
As I climbed up to the top the wind just hit me and along with some rain.
A quick dart into the shelter provided some relief from the wind and rain.
I did plan on HF and 2m but decided 2m would be the order of the day given the conditions.
Mast setup and leaning against the side of the shelter with the fireplace in it and the base of the mast wedged with some rocks.
A quick spot and CQ CQ SOTA and this gave me 10 in the log
I decided given the wind and rain appeared to be getting worse and then mist was rolling in, it was time to pack up and head back to the car
Easier on the way down but by heck it was windy. The wind was driving the rain and it felt like being hit with grit.
The car was a welcome sight
Back at the car, I started her up,
heated seat = on.
night heater =on
I removed all wet clothing that I could.
Waterproof jacket - nope - the rain made it through 2 under layers
Waterproof trousers - nope.
Soggy right foot (I think I found a couple of deep puddles)
Luckily I had driven in a spare pair of boots.
Next time I do a soggy summit, spare trousers, socks, and t-shirt will be packed.
Thanks to the 10 chasers I got in the log today.
While uploading my logs I also earned “You have been awarded the Chaser Uniques 250 badge!”
This now gives me 21 points away from 100 or 921 points to earn before MG status!
M0VAZ (slighty damp around the edges)