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Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Mortal Compass

Had a great night out with Cornwall Orienteering Club @CornwallOC on their Trelissick Night 'O'. A great bunch of people, a well organised course around the park (in the dark!) and a few beers to finish.

Nobody seemed to mind that they were all in lycra and racing snake footwear...and we were all in tweed and sensible shoes! Nobody seemed to mind that they all had the latest electronic communications devices and we had an Acme Boy Scouts whistle as used by Kate Middleton. Nobody seemed to mind that they had 1000 lumen lightweight headtorches and we had a novelty torch/pen combo from a Christmas cracker. That could have been our downfall as I made the oldest mistake in the book and tied the large old brass whistle and the torch on to the same string as my compass, also circa Baden-Powell. Result...significant deviation! Well thats my excuse for getting Mrs B tangled up on the barbed wire and I'm sticking to it!

A top night out and many thanks to the organisers, National Trust at Trelissick for hosting the event and the Club for making us so welcome. Next event at Lanhydrock and full details of all their activities here:


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