|Feeling the effects of the race earlier this morning so did not run very hard. Attacked from the first trail bend.
|Trail and then cut in when I saw it.
|Considered taking the railroad tracks on the S or the road on the N but decided I need O practice and went mostly straight hoping the marsh was dry. Tracks or the trail on S would have been faster but marsh was ok. Some problem when I stopped early at what I thought was a ditch.
|Trail this time and cut in just past the green.
|Straight and tried to ignore all the trails since there were so many. Thought I was crossing the EW stream but was actually crossing the SW-NE one which I did not see on the map in the green. Wandered around in the green 200m S of the control before realizing I was on the wrong side of the stream. Crossed but still not sure where I was. Eventually circled around and and attacked from direction of #6.
|Trail then thru the woods from the major trail jct.
|Straight. Not sure what I was supposed to do off the clock here. Thought there would be directions but when I did not see any, just punched 7B and continued.
|Trail around. Passed by an unknown orienteer on the trail but passed him back just before the control.
|Angle to trail and inconveniently hit it at deepest part of the reentrant. Trail and attacked from stream crossing.
|Took the little road and cut in from 2nd bend.
|Out to trail again but did not notice the fence on the map until I could not cross it in the woods. Found a place where a fallen tree had broken it down. Some trouble in the crowds of dog owners near the picknic area. Did not want to stop and think so just ran confidently to a visible but wrong control on another trail. Had to stop and think anyway. With my poor vision I had trouble making out map detail in this congested area.
|Straight but hesitant. Seemed farther than expected but used the housing development to locate myself.
|Straight and attacked from the clearing. Or tried to anyway, did not see the trail on the map just past the control and wandered around to a variety of other controls and rootstocks wondering why I could not find mine. Finally found it from the spur overlooking the beach.
|Spur then down to bridge.
Total Time Lost - 00:14:50