Essentially summer today, so we will call it summer, complete with the soft, mild evenings that remain so even with a breeze down from the hills. Perfect for a night walk were one inclined, with or without new beginnings.
Orienteering late in the day to allow some of the warmth of what was the warmest day so far this year to dissipate--9.2 kms at Pelican Bay. Legs weren't fresh, but held up despite a whole lotta sage running. Fine compass work was near disastrous so we'll have to look into that and see what is going on. Several controls on small, isolated marshes were too easy thanks to frogs.
It was disappointing to see that mosquitoes have shown up as of today in the forest. Time to start up the Dragonfly Countdown Clock.
There were campers nearby where I parked, and I had to run by them to get to the start, and when I did so, a large Scottish Terrier came after me savagely, with long, shining fangs dripping with digestive fluids. Luckily I had a bit of leftover carp from last night's dinner stashed in one sock, so I took off the sock and threw it at the dog, and ate the carp. Delicious.