Orienteering race 1:46:07 7.8 km (13:36 / km) +162m12:19 / km ahr:137 max:155 shoes: Salomon Gray Speedcross
Blue Course at Pawtuckaway, set by Paul Regan. Nice course, looked pretty straight forward, but I got sucked into a parallel error on 5, then was looking too low on 7.
Temps in the low 60s and the mosquitoes were only fierce when you stopped, or slowed down. Swallowed a few bugs, I'm sure.
Had a good fall going across the E end of Big Island, right shoelace loop escaped from the tongue pouch and got snagged on a log, so I face planted and smacked my left leg on a rock.
After the run, headed to the beach to rinse off and cool down - as I was changing into shorts noticed blood on my shin - pretty good gash. Went to the ER when I got home, a couple stitches to close it up.
Kayaking1:37:34  8.62 km (11:19 / km) +2m11:19 / km
Stopped at Merrymeeting Marsh on my way home. Water is very high - able to cut most of the oxbows. Took a left donw what I thought was just a second channel of the river, but it ended up snaking its way to and along the S edge of the marsh. Followed it all the way to a small beaver dam where it got narrower - a good turnaround point. Checked the map afterwards - Coffin Brook - family name, or the site of a mill supporting a coffin-maker in times past?
A lot of ducks, red-winged blackbirds, king birds, a hummingbird, a couple beaver and I think a water snake.
A fun outing.