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Nattie’s Walks

October 23rd, 2006 at 08:29am

One day I will have to explain how the system I devised for taking Nattie on different walks actually works, and when I do it will be filled with diagrams and explanations, but for now I will just advise you that it has changed slightly.

The majority of walks are based around one or two alternating blocks (with 27 16 blocks potentially making up those blocks), with some other walks being based on streets. The street based walks have, up until recently, been a second stage of the cycle which takes place after the block based walks have been exhausted, the street based walks were devised to provide a break between the end of the block based walks, and the restart of the block based walks. These street based walks were extended in the latest cycle to include all the streets involved in the block based walks, as such the street based walks are now a stage unto themselves rather than a mere “buffer zone” between cycles.

In the current cycle, which started a few weeks ago, Nattie and I decided to split the block based walks into two sections. The previous system involved a walk around the central block, followed by walks around each of the surrounding blocks, followed by a “super block” walk around the perimeter of the aforementioned surrounding blocks, then the same set of walks, but on the opposite side of the road, which are known as extended walks.

The standard and extended walks have now been split into seperate sections, so that we progress around the area of the walkies cycle a bit more rapidly, and see all sections of the area a bit more frequently. We still have the same number of walks, we just don’t get stuck in one area for quite as long at the expense of other areas any more.

The more I write about this, the more I realise that I am going to have to create an explanatory post with diagrams.


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  • 1. kaydo  |  October 23rd, 2006 at 11:30 am

    While I don’t want to rob you of the opportunity of creating all those fun filled diagrams, you should really consider using this site:

    Uses google maps. It’s meant to be for bike routes, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use it for a similar purpose. Kind of a cool thing.

  • 2. Samuel  |  October 23rd, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for the link Kaydo. My main reason for creating diagrams is that the system can be adapted to any set of blocks in a grid-like layout…but your link may be very useful for practical examples, so thankyou.


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