Thanks for the write-up - enjoyed. Our paths didn't cross (I'm sure I would have recognised you in the Wiggie's waders and umbrella ensemble) but some good photos.
I've read the comments on your blog and think you were a bit touchy about the 'troll' - he or she may not have been making a personal dig at you but just expressing a different approach to the Challenge. After all, none us need to justify why we take part, or why we decide to abandon. If it was a troll, you've given them the satisfaction of biting, which suggests that they have touched a raw nerve?