DC-SC trip - Day 2 - Monday 26th July 2010 (part 2)
We parked down on the road, in a lay-by at SW688363. There was a sense of
nervous anticipation as we walked up the road in case there were any dragons
around the corner. The track we wanted was marked "Polgear Beacon", and we
continued along here. Soon, Jimmy and Craig had veered right, to make a beeline
for the summit, picking the tricky way up through rocks and gorse. I decided to
continue with Liam on the wide track to take a wider angle and more graded
This was fine until the hairpin bend by the rocks, after which it was a
purgatorial and stressful experience through deep thick gorse. After a slight
eternity, Liam and I were just below Jimmy and Craig who were up on the trig
point with the beam set up. Would Jimmy get his QSOs without the intervention of
HF this time?
No. He managed 3 on 2m FM before heading over to beg use of HF, where he got a further 3 on 40m SSB. In between, my activation comprised a modest 8 QSOs on 40m CW. Liam and I followed Jimmy and Craig's route down in order to avoid a repeat of our gorse nightmare. We made it safely to the car, no police or dragons in sight. We continued our southwestwards drive for our third summit Watch Croft G/DC-007.