|On July 20, 2001
we started from Caracas to our annual IOTA-DXpedition commemorating
the Navy-Day. This time our trip brought us to a tiny Island
called Cayo Sombrero.
is part of an archipelago
of many small islands in front of the Venezuelan Coast. (Exactly
south of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles)
belongs to the National Park Morrocoy.
Our start was quite accidental, first,
because some fellows cancelled their participation in last
minute and we had a real accident on our way to our port of departure.
About 90 miles west of Caracas our trailer had a problem with
the wheel-suspension and we had to repair it just on the highway.
We were forced to deload our stuff from it.
Due to the accident we lost a lot of time
and we could not meet the scheduled time at the port.
Due to this delay we had to pass one night
in a hotel and so our expedition started almost 24 hours later
as originally planned.