Tuesday, 26 December 2017

WWFF Activation Mimosa Rocks National Park VKFF-0317

While stopping at my brothers place at Pambula Beach for Christmas we went for a walk in Mimosa Rocks National Park. After doing the walk I drove off to do a quick WWFF park activation.

Mimosa Rocks National Park is a large park on the NSW South Coast, between Bermagui and Tathra, and to the East of Bega. It is named after the paddle steamer Mimosa which sank on the rocks at the Northern end of the park in 1863. Map of the park from Protected Planet.

I decided to activate at Gillards Beach, as my brother advised there was a picnic table there that I could use for an activation.

Turned off the Tathra-Bermagui Rd onto Gillards Rd, taking me to Gillards Campground

At the Northern end of Gillards Campground a lookout over Gillards Beach

Near the lookout a picnic table with space for a squid pole above. Set up here.

Operating position on a map, taken from Protected Planet

View of the table looking back to the car park.

Radio shack on the table

Go on 40 m. Started with a park to park with VK2IO/p Gerard in VKFF-2013 Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve.

Then spotted myself on ParksnPeaks and worked a heap of park hunters
VK3PF/m Peter
VK4NH/2 VK4DXA/2 Ray
VK2USH Steve
VK3ZPF Peter
VK2PKT Keith
VK2AZ Hillary

Another couple of park to parks, with VK5PAS/p Paul in VKFF-0916 Mount Magnificent Conservation Park and VK1MA/2 Matt in VKFF-0269 Kosciuszko National Park, at Thredbo.

Several more park hunter contacts

VK7JON Jonathon
VK3ARH Allen
VK3SQ Geoff
VK3VVC Allen
VK2YK Adam
VK2HHA Dennis

And another park to park with VK3TKK/p Peter in VKFF-0763 Lerderderg State Park.

As getting late in the day and had a BBQ dinner at my brothers place packed up after 20 contacts. A nice park I will enjoy returning to to complete the 44 contacts for WWFF sometime.

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