orienteering race (Point Lonsdale SS) 51:37 
shoes: Asics Kayano 22
G & I flew into Melbourne early this morning, drove to the You Yangs and walked up Flinders Peak (I got the impression that for the locals it's the equivalent of walking up Mt Lofty) where the views were a bit hazy, then to Geelong in search of lunch (the cafe by the swimming circle is unfortunately in hiatus so we were starving by the time we found somewhere open), met Blair's train, drove to Point Lonsdale for the orienteering, crossed on the ferry Queenscliff to Sorrento and stayed with Blair's relatives at Blairgowrie ahead of Two Bays.
The orienteering itself was a score event, which doesn't usually appeal to me but this was a scenic area with sand dunes and beach (probably wasn't the optimal route choice to run along it) and lighthouse (why was there no control here?). Pity the black & white photocopied map didn't really do justice to the locality. Anyway I took walking trails as much as possible because they'd be softer underfoot, and knew towards the end that I was going to be a little late for 50 min because of this, but there were no controls it was worth leaving out to guarantee being back in time. As it was, I think I should have been penalised 10 points but they seem to have forgotten about this - and anyway it didn't affect the placings.