DOUGLASS POINT C.P. VKFF-0795. (29th. NOVEMBER 2015)

Douglass Point was the 3rd. and final activation for Sunday and the weekend overall.

My G.P.S. got all confused over this one and kept telling us to turn around and go back on a regular basis. Fortunately we pretty much knew what we were doing anyway and had a bit of fun listening to Robot Woman getting cranky with us for not doing what we were being told.

DOUGLASS POINT .P. VKFF-0795

DOUGLASS POINT C.P. VKFF-0795

 

More information on this park can be found here:-http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Limestone_Coast/Douglas_Point_Conservation_Park

After very carefully driving along the washed out and deeply rutted access road we arrived at the cliff top car park. Although the cliffs here are not very high they can be treacherous and have been known to collapse without warning.

A 30 year old woman lost her life here in a tragic accident in 2010.

My apologies for the angle. I had to hold a grass tussock aside with my foot to get a clear view of the plaque.

My apologies for the angle. I had to hold a grass tussock aside with my foot to get a clear view of the plaque.

Tom, VK5EE and I set up in our usual spot and we were on the air in short order.

Tom, VK5EE managing the pileup.

Tom, VK5EE managing the pileup.

A local turned up on his quad bike with his two small grandsons on board shortly after Tom started. He was very interested when I explained the purpose of the weekend and how many parks we had worked in most of the states of VK. The boys started getting restless so he cut the conversation short and took off for greener pastures. A number of four wheel drives came and went during our activation with a few venturing up and over the rocky hill you see in the photographs. Definitely not shopping trolley territory.

Our rugged operating position and “the shopping trolley”

This bit of coastline is quite rugged and certainly picturesque.

Rugged reefs and rocks

Rugged reefs and rocks

Tom did the bulk of the operating from here but I still managed to work the following stations:-

Paul, VK5PAS/5 in Nixon-Skinner C.P. VKFF-0923.

Greg, VK5ZGY/m.

Rob, VK4AAC.

John, VK5DJ.

Matt, VK1MA.

Marc, VK3PI on Balmattum Hill. VK3. VU-006.

Dennis, VK2HHA.

Greg, VK5GJ.

Neville, VK5WG.

Ken, VK3UH.

10 contacts with 1 Park to Park and one summit. A very pleasing effort.

Here is some video:-

 

 

Many thanks to those who gave Tom and I a call. It is always appreciated.

Looking South.

Looking South.

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2 Responses to DOUGLASS POINT C.P. VKFF-0795. (29th. NOVEMBER 2015)

  1. VK5PAS, Paul says:

    Hi Col,

    Nice to have got a park to park contact with you guys. Well done on being out there. This is one park I have not been to.

    Cheers,

    Paul,
    VK5PAS.

  2. vk5hcf says:

    G’day Paul,
    Thank you for contacts from 3 of the 4 parks that we activated on the weekend.
    I am sure that you and Marija will get to this park at some point.
    Cheers.
    Col. VK5HCF

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