Amongst the first arrivals on Friday afternoon a little wet and cold though the geese and horses amused the children.
Gained two tenants Friday evening (hello Nihal and Richard thanks for keeping the children amused).
Listend to a fine talk from Colin, a local, about the history of the local area. That got two children to sleep.
Entered as usual with the children and wife in the 24 hour
One child fell asleep fifteen minutes before the start so we started about 1315 in the 24 hour. Typical for us.
Had a pleasant stroll to control 63 and then 43. Babby stroller got a work out along with my shoulders.
Discoverd that Navlight has an extra bonus. The children can punch the same control as many times as they like! Very important.
Caught up with some old rogaining friends near 63. Maurice and Peter had escaped from the Hash House.
The walk up the hill to 43 was everthing that I love about the outdoors (rogaining). West facing late afternoon sunlight in a white gum forest with no undergrowth lovely. Kids chatting and teasing each other (and not asking me to carry them!)
I have some photos and videos of this that I'll post to here and You Tube when I have some bandwidth again.
Trevor and crew put on a great meal.
Could not get radio reception for the cricket. Oh well.
Richard and Nihal stole in in the early hours for a little sleep. They had two good sessions on the course.
Louis and Sophia (my eldest two) woke at 0600 Sunday asking if Nihal and Richard had been back. Still asleep I was explaing to them that Richard and Nihal had left already during which Nihal pointed out that she was still there though just leaving, leaving more happy children.
Headed out west from the Hash House into open farm land under a sunny occassionally cloudy sky with the odd sun shower with a slight southerly blowing collected two or three more controls. Amazing how slow you are when 4 and 6 year olds are walking.
Part way home Louis (6 years) bolted for home with about 2 kilometres to go. Not necessarily happy as there was the possibility of cars using the road however he was away before I knew it.
Will use that to see if he wants to try some cross country races.
Checked out the results at the end to see that there had been some competitive categories.
Two 8 hour teams where benighted Saturday night and returned to the Hash house Sunday morning with no harm done. Though some extra stress for the organising team.
Twenty four event also had some competitve results. More on that later.
More of those red 7WRC long sleeve t shirts rose from the dead to be handed out as prizes. Still have not given them all away. Not many XXL (really XXXL shirts) rogainers. Looks like the Coonabarabran footy team will soon have some warm up shirts.
Did not get the chance to introduce myself to any CR's on the weekend. One day.
Thanks to Phil, Alexa, Mike and others for a fine event. Thanks also to the landowners-private and public-who generously provided access.
Turon Gates looks like a return visit maybe in order.
Finished last as usual.
Ingrid the 17 month old had the final say scream on the drive home. The other two must have told her about their song from April 2006, to any tune, "we are never going rogaining again" followed by great giggles and requests for more play grounds.
Edited by flat feet, 30 April 2007 - 11:08 PM.