Well, maybe not free exactly, but it was a significant milestone in the resumption of more normal club activities post C-19 (not that there will ever be such a thing, but you know what I mean).

Eleven members formed four teams of hounds chasing down the cheeky foxes who were apparently hiding out behind a distant hedge this year.

Russell G7TMR sorting the reflected signals from the real ones in the car park at the start of the event.

Foxes and hounds ruminating on another well organised tactical encounter (I'm making all this up by the way, as I wasn't even there!)

Fox hunts are such hard work

And the winners were... the foxes! Despite some of the hounds passing within 50 yards of the fox's lair, they remained sufficiently well hidden to avoid being nabbed.

The Friars Oak in Hassocks was the nominated debriefing venue, where outdoor drinking was just the ticket.

But the last word should definitely go to Tony G3XQM, who summed up just what it felt like to get out on a proper face to face event. Well done to Stella and Alan for organising. Thanks also to Mike G1TDL for supplying the photos. It's much appreciated.

Berni M0XYF