a new years walk is some thing of a traditional thing with Phil M0AYB having been out the last 13 years
so when asked if i would like to join him and regular walking friends ANG and MIKE it was yes please.
The planed car park was full so we had to go about a mile down the road.We set of the wx was dry with a slight breeze but at least it was dry after all the rain we have had.The route up Blake Fell was a new one for me i normally go from fangs brow or maggie’s bridge but it was a good route the one taken by SOTA activators
hower guide for the day Phil M0AYB
this is where Phil’s mini adventure started the orange band that runs right to left was to be the route
i must admit i was sure we were on a sheep track, there was not a boot print to be seen
the track (path) was very uneven and Ang was recovering from a ankle injury and found it a bit tough going
on the top it was blowing a gail and cold Phil had allocated 15 minutes for the activation because of Ang and Mike not being radio hams and having to sit around while we played radio
we made 5 contact’s
before leaving the summit we had a single malt to toast in the new year and a piece of Christmas cake
if this it a tradition count me in for next year
Apologies to phil for thinking he had led us on a sheep track the map shows that there is a path he was right
and final thanks to Ang and Mike for hot soup and sandwiches at there house
one last thought when i walk with Geoff it usualy rain’s but with Phl it blows a gail !