I spent yesterday afternoon participating in an orienteering competition. We were competing up on Bonaly Hill on the Northern slopes of the Pentland Hills and just at the end of the number 10 bus route. Such is the close proximity of the country in our little city!
I did a lot of orienteering at school and managed a wee bit last summer. Suffice to say after two hours of bouncing around the heather and trying to run up steep hills my legs are dead!
I managed to stay clean which was better than I managed last year. I still have clothes that smell of marshland from a run around near the army firing range - they were pointing away from us at the time - until then I had never considered orienteering as either dangerous or a blood sport!
Anyho' a very enjoyable time was had by all and hats off the Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club who put on these events throughout the year. They are great fun and many families take part.