I tried to follow the outline I had drawn as closely as possible.
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( List of turns and streets )
( Meanings of street names )
By the end of the podcast I'd run about 4.5 km, but because the route had generally made an anti-clockwise loop (Runkeeper map), I was only about 1.5 km from home, so there were no problems getting back. Given that it's hot out there today I was running in only shorts and vest, and the path took me through some of the more Muslim bits of Rotterdam, I felt a little awkward at times. But hey, Bullet Catcher Street!
Instead of using the instructions, "take the first left, then the second right, then the first left, and so on," I wrote an app for the Pebble watch that would randomly display one of the following when I pressed a button:
Take the first left
Take the first right
Take the second left
Take the second right
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Report with a map and four small images at my journal.
This is also a follow up to last year's challenge. Then my job was new, today it was my last day. I may do this from my new job next week.
III. (a) Travel to or from your workplace one day using a completely different route to any you've ever used before.
which started out as:
III. (b) Travel towards home from your workplace using your usual method, but stay on the first public transport vehicle that you use until either it reaches its terminus or you're about to reach a point where your ticket/pass is no longer valid. Navigate home from here.
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Total time - 4 hours.
I hope you're all having fun with the June challenge and look forward to reading your reports!
I have done this challenge before, and decided to use the same conditions I have three times before: My start point is opposite Westminster Cathedral in London, and n is set to be 9.
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It's nearly June challenge time again! Who's joining in this year? Edit: It's June! Full steam ahead on the challenges!
Here are the themes: theme I: buses, theme II: lines, theme III: doing something different. Here are reports from previous years: I.(a), I.(c), I.(d), II.(a), II.(b), II.(c), II.(d), III.(a), III.(b), III.(c), III.(d).
To complete the challenge, all you need to do is:
- Make an attempt during June 2015 to follow at least one set of instructions from at least one theme.
- Report back to the community, either via a complete trip report or simply by leaving a comment on this post stating what you did and how it went.
As before, various bits of flaneurs swag will be offered to everyone who completes the challenge (we have stickers, badges, and postcards). The more themes you try, the more swag you get.
- bob did I.(c), II.(b), and III.(d), all in London.
- nou did I.(c) in London.
- secretlondon did I.(c), and III.(a), both in London.
- spiralsheep did I.(a) in Birmingham, II.(b) in Newport/Casnewydd, II.(b) in Coventry, II.(b) in Birmingham, II.(c) in Birmingham, and III.(c) with an unintentional bonus II.(a) in Cardiff/Caerdydd.
- squirmelia did I.(c), II.(c), II.(d), III.(a), and III.(d), all in London.
This means that spiralsheep did five themes in six walks, squirmelia did five themes, bob did three themes, secretlondon did two themes, nou did one theme. Congratulations to all participants!
flaneurs swag is available to everyone who did at least one theme of the challenge. We have button badges, postcards, and stickers. If you did one theme, you get one thing, if you did two themes, you get two things, and if you did all three themes, you get all three things. Please message or email email@example.com with a postal address and your choice(s) of prizes and she’ll post them out as soon as her other commitments allow.
Like we did last year and the year before that, bob and I made simultaneous attempts at Theme I: Buses, subtheme (c) (get on the first bus that comes along, stay on for n stops, get off, repeat), starting from the same stop, with me taking n=5 and him taking n=6.
In 2012 I ended up in Cheam (map), which is a few miles southwest of Croydon out towards where London stops being London, and in 2013 I ended up in Putney (map), which is several miles northwest of Croydon and very nearly on the other side of the Thames. I wondered if in 2014 I would actually cross either the border of Greater London, or the Thames.( Report with four photos under the cut. )
Report with 14 small images at my journal.
Thank you all for posting reports of June challenges! I am a bit overwhelmed with things to do at the moment so haven't even been able to post my own challenge report, let alone write up a roundup of everyone else's.
Is anyone able to volunteer to write this year's roundup? You can see previous roundups under the June challenge roundup tag. The wonderful spiralsheep will be writing this year's roundup in a couple of weeks' time — so get your reports and/or comments in before then! It's fine to just leave a brief comment noting which challenge you did — it doesn't have to be a full report.
It’s going to take me at least a couple of weeks to report but I also confess to challenge II. (c) a local council walk (my first attempt at this challenge!), and an epic version of I. (a) "investigate interesting thing seen from bus", both in Birmingham.
III. (a)Travel to or from your workplace one day using a completely different route to any you've ever used before.
I have a new job which involves a 1.5 hr commute from Oval to deepest Leytonstone. A journey of this length should give me lots of opportunities so I started playing with journey planner, removing various options to see if it would send me from work to home via somewhere interesting.
My normal route home is a bus to Leytonstone station, then Central Line to Bank, then Northern Line from Bank to Oval. I could go to Wood Street station to Liverpool Street or to Leytonstone High Road and travel on the GOBLIN. One possible route involved taking HS1 from Stratford to St Pancras!
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