The canoe launch was only a quick one minute run from the start, and control number 1 was only about 100 feet from the canoe launch. When a new contestant started (and we were not that busy), I would run down to the canoe launch to take pictures of the contestant leaving the canoe launch and punching the first control.
Here you see Darrell at control number 1. Darrell punched this control right away. Many contentants paddled right past control 1 (intentionally or by accident) and had to punch that control when they returned to the canoe launch.