A swimmingly good time

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Lake Eppalock is 18% full - and on Sunday we got to experience first-hand some of the weather conditions contributing to this.

It was a chilly start to State Series 7 at Eppalock South with a misty rain over the hills. But by 10.30 the rain had stopped and competitors squelched their way from one control to another.

Prendergast family

Judy, Aislinn and Roch Prendergast

Some had a good run and thought it was a bit easy (which it would have been, if you could find all the controls). Aislinn Prendergast whipped around course 4 in 45 minutes, beating her father Roch by more than 8 minutes, then felt like another run, so went out on course 6 as well.


Others of us found it a little more difficult. Somehow straight-lining the course didn't seem to be be so straight in the execution; features (hmm, was that a gully?!) were elusive; and some of us neglected to check the scale - 1:15,000, oops - and found it an awfully long way from one control to another.

Louise Hall

Louise Hall feeling warmer after a good run

But all in all, a great day in the bush.

Ted and the finish tent

Ted with the Finish crew

And thanks to Ted van Geldermalsen for setting an interesting course in a subtle landscape and to Matt Schepisi for controlling... even though I'm sure he put my control 2 in the wrong place and that's why it took me so long to find it (well, that's my excuse, anyway, Matt!!)

Matt Schepisi

Matt Schepisi



Suzanne O'Callaghan and Prue Dobbin

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