Google Maps Tells Me To Jump In The Ocean

Ken AshfordRandom MusingsLeave a Comment

So, check it out. I asked directions from Google Maps — how to get from Winston-Salem, NC to London, England.

I’m told to drive up the East Coast and take the Mass Turnpike into Boston.  Then:

23.  Take exit 24 A-B-C on the left toward I-93 N/Concord NH/S Station/I-93 S/Quuncy [0.4 mi]

24.  Merge onto Atlantic Ave. [0.8 mi]

25.  Turn right at Central St [0.1 mi]

26.  Turn right at Long Wharf [0.1 mi]

27.  Swim across the Atlantic Ocean [3,462 mi]

Yup.  Apparently Google thinks I’m going to swim it!

And not only are they having me swim the Atlantic, but do they plop me off on the western side of England, which is closer to the US?  Hell, no.  They’re making swim to north of France (Amiens, I believe), adding a couple hundred more miles to my tired arms.  From there, I ttake the Chunnel.

It’s even funnier when you look at the map.

P.S.:  And apparently, Google Maps thinks I can swim across the ocean in 29 days.