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Another post work wander.

Working in a large site it would be easy to start a flan from the main bus stop, the one you know and use every day. Instead I used my phone to find the nearest bus stop to my office which happily served several buses I've never used. I walked up to it having chosen the number 7.

Of the buses that served that stop I chose the C10, as it's a little bus and they often go to the most interesting places. I also chose the direction vaguely towards home (Canada Water rather than Victoria) and chose 10 stops, as it went nicely with the C10.

This is Challenge 1d:
Your starting point for each of these sets of instructions is the bus stop nearest your home or workplace. If there are multiple stops at roughly equal distances, either pick the one you use the least, or pick one at random. If you have no bus stops near your home/workplace, use a coach stop or tram stop or railway station or anything else you can think of that works as an equivalent.

Choose a number (n) between 3 and 20.
Choose one of the routes that serve this stop.
Find the location of the nth following stop on that route (you may do this in advance of setting out on your adventure).
Travel from your starting stop to that stop by any method of your choice except on buses.

My additional rules:
I'd used nearly all my battery so to preserve it I put my phone in airplane mode. This meant:
No maps
Finding the route of the C10 by using the information on bus stops, going bus stop to bus stop.


This was quite a dull walk. I didn't take notes making an even more dull report.

I only went wrong once when I turned down Baylis Road thinking the C10 went down there. Sadly it didn't but I saw a great poster.
Lifestyle shopping
Lifestyle Shopping

I was bombarded with advertising. One billboard had a QR code and NFC thing.

The atmosphere changed when I got to Long Lane as it became poorer and less corporate.



Date: 2013-06-15 12:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] squirmelia
Sorry to hear it was quite a dull walk. You've done a challenge from each theme though now at least? :)

Date: 2013-06-16 08:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kake
I went on the C10 twice in my first bus challenge in 2011! Some of its route is definitely a bit dull, though at the far end it goes all round the Rotherhithe peninsula, which is a decent walk in itself.

I like that you did this without carrying a map with you. I also like the bananas — do you know what that was all about? I see there's a URL but I can't read it.


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