Cardio37:50  2.22 mi (17:02 / mi) +1m17:01 / mi
BHS track, Sat eve of Labor Day weekend. had the place to myself. Sunny but pleasantly dry & cool. Had Letchworth maps with me that, by chance, were on top of the map desk from putting there a long while ago w/o any specific reason. Surprised to see it was only 3 yrs ago that we were last there. Don't think so this month though.
Hike with Hans Bengtsson and two old Swedish friends who were visiting (they'd never been to US @ 74 & 72 yrs.). Relentlessly up for the most part with lots of rocks and exposed roots, much like the good old NH Whites. Another destination with great views.
After had a fun dinner with Hans & Lena & Torbein and Brigitte at their place. I hadn't been to 17 Spring St. for maybe 5 yrs. Hans turned 80 this summer. Hans & Lena went to Sweden, rendezvousing with their daughters & families, in part to see the farm where Hans grew up. Hans was at the O-ringen and Scottish 6-day. Enjoyed looking at his maps. Torbein is an equally keen orienteer. H said they'd be at the Pawtuckaway meet, for part at least. A nice O evening, past and present.
Hiking1:00:00 2.57 mi (23:21 / mi) +167m19:25 / mi
Mt. Battie "carriage" road in Camden Hills SP. Hadn't been there since maybe 1990 with Cabot on a winter walk. Up & up, decently OOB. On the dark side to make woods paths attractive. Great views of Penobscot surroundings and Camden at the foot of the hill.
Orienteering1:25:25  3.02 mi (28:17 / mi) +159m24:19 / mi
O at BB. Thick start but then veg eased and it was generally pleasant. Slow but accurate. One foot in the mud and not too many mosquitoes. One lone lady runner on a trail. No entry fee collectors today.
Kayaking1:33:51  2.87 mi (32:42 / mi) +28m31:44 / mi
With Beth, Contookook River early enough. So still and almost silent. Hard to believe we were not at all far from people & places. There is a path alongside - not sure how much of one but did see two bridges, one new, one stone, very old & decrepit. Infinite # of insects all moving one direction with the barely perceptible breeze, occasionally dropping to the water surface. Sl favorable current returning. Need to explore by foot.