Here is the second theme for your June challenge: lines.
To recap: I will post sets of instructions grouped into three themes. To complete the challenge, all you need to do is make an attempt during June to follow at least one set of instructions from each theme. A small prize (details still being arranged) will be offered to everyone who does at least one theme!
You may report back on your attempt at the "lines" theme either in a comment to this post, or in a top-level post of your own. Your report can be as brief or as lengthy as you like.
- Where it says "choose" in these instructions, and doesn't give a method of choosing, you may pick your own method of choosing. Put names in a hat, pick the option that seems most sensible at the time, use a random number generator, ask your housemate to pick one — up to you.
- If you feel all the sets of instructions in a given theme are impossible for you, feel free to adapt as much as necessary. And please report back on your adaptations!
Follow one of these sets of instructions:
Choose a railway terminus that lies within the bounds of your chosen city/town, and then choose a railway line that terminates there. Now travel outwards from the terminus, following the route of your line as closely as you can while sticking to public footpaths, streets, etc (i.e. I'm not asking you to trespass on the line itself). Continue travelling for an integer number of hours (1, 2, 3, etc) and then stop (if 1 hour is too much for you, then stop when you've had enough).
Get an A-Z map (or similar) of your city - something that has a grid of squares overlaid on the maps. Choose a page at random, then choose a grid column on that page at random. Start in the square at the top of this column, and travel as far as you can down the page without leaving the column. (If it's obvious that this will lead to a very short walk, either start in the second or third square down instead, or recalculate your random choices. You may use five random calculations at most; if you've recalculated four times and the fifth random walk still looks too short, pick the best of the five walks and do that one.)
Visit your local council's website and find their walks page (example: Walks in Hillingdon). If they don't have one, choose a neighbouring local council and try again. Repeat until you find a walks page. If you really can't find one, put your location into something like http://www.walk4life.info/ (UK site, please comment if you have suggestions for other countries). Once you've managed to get to the point where you're looking at a webpage with a list of walks, pick the walking route listed first on the page, and do as much of it as you can.
Perform a beer glass walk (see comments to that post for possible adaptations).
Please do let me know if anything in the above is confusing or needs more explanation.