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50km “as the crow flies” vs. as I walk

I want to walk a distance of 50 km. So I started to draw a circle on the map with a 50km radius. At first I just imagined walking to an attractive place, so I plotted the walk using a walking nav app. Immediately I realized there was quite a gap between the 50km circle and the 50km walk. Intrigued I plotted as many places as needed to get an idea of how far or close a 50km walk would bring me from my home. The max distance would be 5km short of the 50km circle, not bad at all (Nieuwegein) The least far(!) walk is Middelharnis, just about 25km as the crow flies and still 50km walking distance.
So Middelharnis will be the same effort as Nieuwegein but only about half the distance. My choice is clear, I want the walk to be as efficient as possible, so Nieuwegein it is :-/

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Walking in Circles

Idea for the winter: Walking in Circles and having a gps-track as a visual result.
It is like walking like a goat attached to a rope to a pole in a complexly shaped garden but then without a goat, pole, rope or garden.You know in movies when one says: “Secure the Perimeter” or “Establish a perimeter of lalala meter”, well I get this image in my mind, the image of an exact perimeter of that size.

So that is exactly what I am going to do, I will setup a perimeter of a fixed size starting at a certain point in a certain place by walking around it clockwise by skirting obstacles on my left hand.
I am curious about the shape of the line and what it says about the place I walked the circle. I can assume a circle in Paris will be different from one in New York. Will the place be easily recognizable?

I realized that the reverse perimeter is interesting too, it is the shape restraining order 🙂 I can’t come closet than 300 yard… This is also a sentence we use without seeing the consequences, well let me draw you a picture:

P.S.: Idea copied from Jeroen Jongeleen’s Running a circle clockwise except I will not be running, nothing will be visible in situ and mine is bigger.

P.S.: I will probably walk the perimeter of a circle with an initial surface of 1 square kilometer thus with a ø of 1.12837916709551 kilometer. Thereafter I will calculate resulting surface.

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