This makes me very sad, though I understand. This also makes me feel very honored to have set the final competitive orienteering course for PG. At least until you change your mind about that =)
How about Bird-O? Like Score-O except the controls are different bird species sightings? You need to know where the different birds like to hang out from reading the map, then be able to navigate there see them, and be back within the time limit? (kind of like bass fishing tournaments)
I wish you success and happiness on whatever path you take, though my not-so-secret hope is that you start feeling better and continue with orienteering.
I was reading about an ornithologist who can, of the 1300or so bird species of the Amazon (and that's not the Jeff Bezos Amazon), identify them all by song. So this gives you something to shoot for!
Thinking about the birds in your area, I would think that with a little work you should be able to master: crow, blue jay, robin, snipe, and rooster. With that working knowledge you would be off to a good start and could at least impress Phil.
my not-so-secret hope is that you start feeling better and continue with orienteering
Which I suppose will require some training. Should I use my good friend Phil as a role model
PG has carefully ruled out competitive orienteering, but perhaps he will keep an open mind toward the sort of orienteering that some of the rest of us engage in, what I would call uncompetitive orienteering, which is not the same thing necessarily as non-competitive orienteering.
I picked up on what Charlie said as well, and I am still hoping that if I get into good enough shape, Peter will walk me around the BG one year, so I can get off the list.
On Sunday someone was very careful to explain to me that he was only there to do some social orienteering. I fervently hope that he will continue to do so, because I would be very sad otherwise, and might be forced to drive by his house, and throw pebbles at his windows until he comes out to play.
That's not going to work, because the entire house sits underneath a giant foam snake exclusion dome. Pebbles tossed against it will make no sound. The dome shows up clearly in Google Maps and is widely considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of Sunderland.
Well, he really did give up the tax biz when he said he would. Maybe now it's back to 100 milers.
Yeah, I figured he just meant he was no longer hoping to scalp scjospe.