In reply to M0LMP:
Nice to be missed, guys! No mobile coverage at the Bowderstone Cottage, I’m afraid, so I couldn’t update.
As for Saturday, a bit of dialogue for your amusement!
XYL: what are we doing today?
ADD: As I said yesterday, Dale Head.
XYL: (Firmly) Cat Bells!
XYL: Cat Bells. I’ve never done it, and it looked great on television!
ADD: But I’ve alerted for Dale Head!
XYL: Cat Bells!
ADD: But it isn’t a Marilyn…
XYL: You can play radio tomorrow, dear, today I want to do Cat Bells!
ADD: (Resignedly) Yes, Dear.
So Cat Bells it was, and its still a lovely walk despite the hordes that infest it - but nowhere near as easy with winter grease on the rocks as it looks with the delectable Julia posing on it!
As for the activation, well the rig wouldn’t work, it was traced to a power lead fault, I think I overstressed it when I pulled it out of the rucsac on Saturday - in future I’m carrying a basic tool kit in the car! I hope my run of bad luck is running out of ideas!