Orienteering 1:00:51 
Oh dear. Big mistakes today. Talk about going from the sublime (the gib 2 weeks ago) to ridiculous!
First blow out was on #2 when i was right on track and was 200m from the control when I suddenly thought the slope I was on was nowhere near as steep as the one on the map...so convinced myself I'd overshot to the flatter bit beyond the control. So turned 90 degrees, made stuff fit, went way off course, relocated and returned to where I'd been. Oops.
On looking at the map later, it turns out half of what I read as contours were actually (in my biased opinion, unnecessary) form-lines, I just couldnt distinguish them on the run while picking my way through the gazillion little rocks that were attempting to sabotage my ankles.
Luckily I caught Tara coming into #3 or I could have spent a lot of time there too, or not found it as Craney and Hoggster. I dunno if it was in the right place or not, but from my approach the flag was completely hidden, and actually sat half inside, a tree trunk. I swung the flag out as I left it to make sure it was visible, then kicked myself as i realised it was probably only the likes of Jase and RobW that would go through it after me! ;)
And then #5, well firstly I got distracted by what looked like a roaming herd of wild alpacas...but which I'll assume were small, slightly fluffy deer? All excited by said sighting, I then bailed over a fallen tree and reopened the cut on my hand from last week. And then I got completely lost on the super vague featureless bit near the control. Relocating off a termie for the 2nd time today. Far out.
From there it was all g. And there was another good long downhill finish, which I'm all for. The old sand diggings at the end even made me feel a little bit at home, like the open dunes at Waitarere.
Actually a really cool area, just maybe needs a bit of a remap. And for me not to be an idiot, concentrate on the map a bit more, and not get distracted by deer in bad alpaca costumes. Or Alpacas in bad deer costumes. It's open to debate.