O - competition race 3:07:45  15.4 km (12:11 / km)
Started off clean, skipped 7. Picked up the trail coming out of 8 and made good time to area of 9. Overshot control and did extensive search past it. Probably lost 15 min and dropped way back in the standings. By myself after this. Another loss of contact at 12 and had to relocate off the end of the stone wall. Not a good route choice to 13.
Took to the road to 15. Decided not to cut by the house and went up the road under the power line instead. Got deep into the floating marsh, punched thru several times. Really dicey across almost 200 m of swamp. Sucked up another 15 min on this choice.
So what else? oh, sloppy on the short leg to 17 and relocated back off 16.
Not a satisfactory excursion. Not the least of which, got whomped by ski-o.