Weird that our route from the start to #37 is identical (and the same as Pave and Kil) and yet we both somehow managed to cop sideways rain going 76-53, despite being there at different times.
Did we get to #47 ahead of you though? We picked up four extra controls on the way. My printout says we were there at 1:30pm.
#28 Shane was going straight on a bearing from #77 but I could see the ground was lower on our right (whereas you were right of it) so even though I was trying to follow him, I was constantly looking right and spotted it, probably about 40m away.
We ended up unintentionally helping a team at #65. Looked like it was going to be a dodgy control on what could laughingly be called a spur and Shane was heading left but I kept climbing and hit it straight on. Rather than trying to be secretive with the other team there (which had been at least 200m ahead of us across the paddock from 85 - yet we caught them partway up the hill), I just called out to Shane to avoid time wasting.
maybe the sideways rain is constant over that bit of farmland!
mmm #47 my gps puts us there about 1:20pm actually. so seems our guess was wrong.
Yeah - the ground was only so slightly down though - it was a very broad watercourse - more like extremely broad gully
- yeah i reckon there was abit of that going on on 65. agreed laughable spur.
We hit 65 spot on, exactly where we expected it to be, coming from the dam over from the dead and orphaned plaintive lambs. The rocks would have made it harder to spot if you weren't sure where the spur actually was.
It was also dark when we got there. At that time of night there was no spur to be seen. We did have the dam in the direction of 85 exactly where we wanted it when we went past.
Yep, sorry, that's what we meant, difficult in the dark to see through the boulders if you weren't on top of the spur yet.
It's a good thing we didn't just immediately head for the team that was already there, hoping they knew what they were doing. It was fairly obvious when we got near that they were searching rather than 'punch, write, move off'.