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In the 1 days ending Aug 1, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 56:57 3.43(16:36) 5.52(10:19) 112
  Total1 56:57 3.43(16:36) 5.52(10:19) 112

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Monday Aug 1, 2011 #

8 AM

Orienteering race 56:57 [3] 5.52 km (10:19 / km) +112m 9:22 / km

Day 2, map of the name Ardnaskie. Gray, sl drizzle but didn't affect. Would have been a A - except for a C control, lost about 5:30 on 6. Difficult footing in many places. I was a late starter which helped alot with bracken trails. A lot of legs appeared easy enough but then one thing or another was left out of the equation. I think a fair # had difficulties. Was 17/maybe 100. Sat next to a Norwegian who turned out to be a M65 - he was 57:09 yesterday, I was 59:07. Came back & compared today's. I had a few more over him then he did me but he was 5'+ faster on #6. Walked a way with Andy Hall, visited with George & Betsy Hawes as well as Jim Eagleton & a BAOC friend of his.

QR easier today. Mistakes at 4, granddaddy at 6 (relocated on cp #112, a boulder on an open N-facing slope - then went to RF to NE first. Went to wrong green patch at 13.

The castle & the vine grew old together

Today's parking

A portion of the assembly area

9 PM


Sweden is about forgotten*. Almost as soon as I left for whatever reason...personal, growing older, moving on...not sure. Have a car here which changes the perspective/routine. Came to Scotland with some sun but it went into hiding. Gray forms in cloud/mist are perhaps not so welcome but not unwelcome, either...mysterious & lovely. *Until I return to fly RT from Stockholm. Trying to change but AmEx is out to lunch, the mailbox stuffed according to the message.

Met Dave Coustick, day 1 course setter & friend of Ewan Clark's as well as fellow M65. Dave had about 50 courses, 143 controls on yesterday's map. He was able to get my day 4 start time changed w/o a 10 quid charge (as pointed out). Met Doug Henderson staying here at the B&B. He had met Charlie DeWeese in Austria earlier in July in the same fashion, ie, shared lodging. Stayed up talking a bit later than I cared for - but staying up late is too easy to do with all the daylight.

Have been irritable with the ACD (my term & in humor). Seems nearly every time I think I've figured something out, I haven't! Double upside down #'s on start bib was one yesterday. Earlier this eve, looked at bib to ascertain tomorrow's ST: noted 10:21 but it really was 12:01. So is accidentally brushing the finger pad on the computer...watching the screen change w/o necessarily knowing the why's.

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