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In the 7 days ending Jul 20, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 3:26:21
  Total1 3:26:21

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Sunday Jul 14, 2019 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (Canoe-O) 3:26:21 [2]

Great event by Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club. Ohio has plenty of water bodies, lakes, reservoirs, assets, and it's great they are being used to create recreational events.

The event started at 1 PM and ended at 3:30 PM for the water-only course, and at 4:30 PM for the water-and-land course. There were about 20-25 watercrafts on the water, between canoes, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks, and one paddle-boarder.

Not having heard at the mandatory meeting just before start that all checkpoints were worth the same (10 points), I instead focused on the higher-valued checkpoint number, assuming they were worth more. Went for the land checkpoints first, and having forgotten my reading glasses and magnifying glass, had to stare at the map at 90 cm away from my eyes. Finding some of the inland checkpoints was a bit of a challenge, specially 33 and 32, which took multiple passes and traverses, spending alot of time looking for them. Not having my glasses meant I just could not read the fine features of the map, so made some wild guesses.

Another thing I forgot was a watch. So at about some time later, asked the current time at some other paddlers and fishermen that were on their boats. When I figured I had one hour left, started planning my return, and cut out a bunch of checkpoints on the northern shore. I figured that even if I beached the kayak at the finish early, would have had time to land-navigate to the two land checkpoints that were relatively close to the finish, and fine-tune the last 20 minutes and score a few more points while minimizing risk of getting a late penalty.

Nice job, NEOOC !!

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