Event (Morundah) 1:12:00 
Had a less than auspicious start to leaving today - so the planned 8:30 start was actually 9:00.Tthis upset me a bit plus a few other niggles. Got to the event hoping to see some people before my Girl Guides arrived but they were already there. 9 girls plus 4 parents and 2 leaders so a good turnout. I did the full briefing and then went to first control with them. Tried to spur them along (an orienteering pun no less) and some took it really well. Then back to get taped for my run. Found I hadn't packed gators and didn't even tape feet properly, plus i was wearing rockman's O socks so a very haphazard start.
Map is 1:5 000 and 2 Hard courses on offer. Because of the time constraints I elected to do the Shorter course. Kept the mantra of 1:5 000 until #3 when I thought I had it all under control. But then I got to the area of the property - SE corner which is my Bermuda Triangle, and so it was again. But now I've sorted my failings out. I keep saying 1:5 000 and think of it on the y axis but not on the X axis so the control being close to the w/c and edge of map I was using a 1:10 000 scale - so no that tree root mound can't be mine it's too close to the w/c. So fluffed around, went N came S relocated and then saw someone leaving it! URGH. Then went too far for 4-5 but other than those 2 it wasn't too bad. There are so many parallel clearings and bare rock slabs it is really good training for keeping map contact. Very rough underfoot and very steep so again good training.
Really only good part for today was I got a fair bit of terrain experience and seemed to be moving fairly well compared to LH. It was also good to have her around me - I had to ignore what she was doing, and got away from her 3x and spiked 3 controls in same period.
But still have struggles with this map. Pity to miss out on the Yard-O; will be pleased to look at it on RG.
Bit turnout today with some new families brought along by people.
Lovely afternoon drinking tea and eating cake in the new gazebo talking lots of things over. Then back to Stockton for family gathering with b-i-l down from QLD form school reunion. We were invited for brunch - a bit late.
Pretty tired tonight. Looking forward to Rest Day Wednesday.