Garry’s hand-drawn map

This is what happens when Garry goes away for a weekend with his family… he draws an orienteering map!

Garry created this map by pacing (he didn’t have the Google Earth image as a base map). In pacing, you walk around the perimeter counting your steps. Let’s say that every two steps is one centimetre on your page. If you count 20 steps for a fence length, then you’ll draw it as 10cm on your page. Once you’ve got the perimeter of the property, then you mark in significant features – like the house, washing line, big trees, bushes, embankments, shelters (outdoor entertainment area thatch thing). Again pacing is used to determine the distance between features and distance of features from the fence. And there you have a map!

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