[personal profile] secretlondon
Every year I attempt 3a - and this year is no exception! (2014, 2015, 2015b, 2016)

III. (a)

Travel to or from your workplace one day using a completely different route to any you've ever used before.


I've been thinking about how to do this for several weeks when it came to me. The little bus from work ends in an estate in Battersea. The little bus that goes nearest home starts in an estate in Battersea. I'll get one bus, walk between the termini and get the other!

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[personal profile] secretlondon
I've done IIIa in 2014 and 2015 so I strongly felt I needed to do it in 2016 too.

III. (a)

Travel to or from your workplace one day using a completely different route to any you've ever used before.

I'm currently working in Tooting. My normal commute is Tooting Broadway to Oval using the Northern Line. I wasn't sure how to do it this year. I'll never top the cable car and river bus of 2014, but I'd like to do something more interesting than take the 155 bus, for example.

I had a plan I may still do which involved getting a bus to Wimbledon, tram to Birkbeck (because of the name) then train to Denmark Hill. I might still do it but I've run out of month and it's Wimbledon tennis fortnight.

Not wanting to just get a direct bus I came up with: half a mile walk to Tooting BR station, train from Tooting to Loughborough Junction station, bus from there to Camberwell and then walk home. I posted on Monday about railway bridge codes which made me want to fit these in somewhere, and it follows on from some of my thinking on IIIe which uses numbers on objects to give directions.

Numbering things makes working with them easier. Your house has a number so others can tell which is which. My office door has a code so facilities can identify exactly where I am. It's not the office past the double doors on the right it's three letter code for building, digit for floor (0 for ground), decimal point and two digits for room. Different places have different codes but they all need one. My last place had codes on each electrical socket, as well as a different pattern for office doors.
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[personal profile] secretlondon
I said I'd (probably) follow up this - a work-home travel flan.

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 means that, at least for the first journey, I'm travelling home by a completely different route.

This would be clever except that I forgot to do it on my first day. I did it later, but before the end of June. This totally doesn't count, but I've done this challenge earlier anyway.

Have some pictures! )
[personal profile] secretlondon
I was slightly sad that the challenges are the same as last year so I planned to do something different, however it turned into IIIa, but started out as IIIb. I think IIIa is broad enough to cover any travel starting at work that you haven't done before even if your motivations are different. I apologise in advance for not knowing dreamwidth as I don't live here any more. I also apologise in advance for the Ingress.

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.

The challenge:

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.
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I leapt out of my office building and stood outside swirling my cat-shaped phone around, to try to make the compass on it work.

I decided to attempt "III. (a) Travel to or from your workplace one day using a completely different route to any you've ever used before."

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[personal profile] secretlondon
The instructions:

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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Richmond Lock
I only attempted one of the suggested tasks for the June challenge, but here is the description:

I did III. Doing Something Different - "Travel to or from your workplace one day using a completely different route to any you've ever used before."

To get to work, I have to cross a river, so to do something different, I decided to not cross the river, but instead to follow it.

In one of the gardens I passed was a monkey puzzle tree and then further on a building that was not exactly a castle, and then I read a sign:

"The Asgill House beech.
A perfect tree,
one of the
great trees of London.
Fagus Sylvatica Pupurea"

At some point I noticed I was between two rivers. Or maybe one was a canal. Anyway, it reminded me a bit of Oxford. I looked at the reflections of trees in the water.

I reached the Old Deer Park, and according to a sign, as I looked at a distant obelisk, I was also looking along the Meridian Line. There were two more obelisks near by.

I saw a sign pointing to Highgate Woods, which was only 25 miles from where I was.

I passed a few bridges, and when I reached Richmond Lock, the bridge seemed so pretty that I could not resist crossing it. It was green and yellow, and there were Canadian geese underneath it.

After crossing the river, I read a sign, and it told me if I continued onwards I would find a gunpowder mill. I decided against it and headed in the opposite direction. I then decided it was time to actually find my way home, and actually it wasn't too far, and soon enough I could smell the familiar tang of the gum tree, and then I was almost home.

A few more photos on Flickr: Flâneur.
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