I flew to Atlanta for the Navigator Cup. My greatest challenge was pairing my load down into one Spirit size "personal item". There was a lot of triage late last night! And souvenir shopping is very difficult.
I splurged to get a Mustang. I expected a V6 auto, but got a much cooler V8 manual! I was elated.
Then, since it was practically on the way, I stopped at the Aquarium. My favorite was either the otter that was hoarding shells or the whale shark that passed overhead while I was in the underwater tunnel.
Then away from Atlanta and up to the start to sample the model in Gainsville, GA.
Coincidental timing! I parked and minutes later Al and Roddy pulled up. They soon headed onto the model.
Then onto the small sample course.
It rained heavily this morning, so I think many fast routes could be wet. The trails were often soggy.
And I think the water level was up a bit. Reentrants and gullies had water a way up in them - expect wet crossings or more detour.
My nemesis on this course will be dot ditches.
SMOC size ones don't quite make the cut, but very slightly bigger does, so counting them off will not be reliable. Perhaps use other keys to get close and then brute force across them a bit. Some of the dots would qualify as erosion gullies on SMOC, so a bit more range than we usually get.
Is this AR country?
This isn't shown immediately on the shoreline, but it's there now!
Everyone runs away too fast for pics. Mike and MJ head out.
I tried a few orienteering moves and I can contain them within my ailments, I think, if I pay enough attention.
And a little downtime before dinner and a movie.