This was just pretty much awful -- I haven't gotten so totally lost or wandered so much in years. :-\
On top of that, my slow pace is magnified over such a long course.
#2. I overshot the trail I had intended to take, and therefore I deviated way off the straight line.
#4. Ridiculous, demoralizing wandering.
#8. Since I'm not used to this type of map or terrain, it never
would have occurred to me to take one of the trails so far to the right or left, like everyone else seemed to do. I was never fully confident of where I was along the way, so I went very slowly, trying to match up features. Ugh.
#9. TOTALLY lost; bailed back to the trail to try again.
Sigh... At least I had a leftover lobster roll waiting for me when I got back to the cabin, along with a serendipitous beer in the fridge.