After crossing the border and turning south, the landscape changed completely. Even the drive along the N-121-A was a pleasure.
As I am an early riser, I arrived in Pamplona too early to move into my holiday flat. The most sensible thing to do at this moment is to activate the local mountain EA2/NV-119.
And the first contact was ? … EA2DT !
View of Pamplona from EA2/NV-119
Since the weather forecast had only announced 3 days of good weather, I took it sportily and changed my programme to the first 3 days.
On Saturday there was a triple:
The journey from Pamplona is a bit complicated. The navigation system led me to a road in Luzaide that ended in front of a pedestrian bridge. In the somewhat larger curve that I then had to drive, I then slalomed around 100 pilgrims on the Way of St. James. In general, as lonely as the area may seem, I was never alone on a summit during the activations.
Basically, you should have a device with you that shows a map and your location. It is not always clear which way leads where and the location information on the rare signposts sometimes puzzled me.
On the other hand: one would be disposed of professionally… There are griffon vultures everywhere.
The first summit was EA2/NV-022 in combination with EA2/NV-170.
On EA2/NV-022 there are remains of a fortification. Here it has a built-in windbreak for activators.
View of EA2/NV-022 from the hike to EA2/NV-170 (with the parking space in between)
On the way to EA2/NV-170 I saw horses with bells for the first time. I had only seen this on cows before.
View of EA2/NV-170
The 3rd summit on this day was EA2/NV-012. For drivers of a car with higher ground clearance, it is a possible drive-up.
On Sunday I made a double of EA2/NV-021 and EA2/NV-023.
Also a beautiful hike with great views.
View of EA2/NV-021 from EA2/NV-023
As you can see, there is a fence here on EA2/NV-023 to which you can easily attach your antennas.
Normally you have a geometric point for the antenna everywhere
View of EA2/NV-023 from EA2/NV-021
Yesterday there was the double EA2/NV-073 and EA2/NV-070
The hike from Azanza up the mountain was still in the clouds. But it soon cleared up. Here the landscape is completely different. Sometimes you have to find your way between the juniper bushes. There were autumn crocus everywhere.
The way up to EA2/NV-070
At the top
Today i take a break and have a look at the city… but with everything I’ve seen so far: If I had to choose between living in Pamplona or Bordeaux, it would be Pamplona… (sorry Bordeaux)
The next few days I want to cherry-pick a few more… that means I will make a few more completes. Where - you will see as always on the alerts.