Mar 22, 2008
Oh, and at one stage I thought I was really lost when I saw a sign for Dublin.
OK, so I was loving the SatNav system, so much so, I was considering getting it just for walking, and I trusted it to get me to the cool looking converted train carriage hostel. I was driving for ages, when it finally said "you have reached your destination, on the right". I looked to my right and replied "I don't think so" to the disembodied voice coming from the dashboard. I was literally in the middle of nowhere, with highland mountains to each side, and driving on a dirt track so small a U-turn would be impossible. There was no going back, and no roads off the dirt track. The SatNav system was picking up no 'points of interest' whatsoever, so I just kept driving. Eventually the soulless voice told me there was a post office in the vicinity, so thinking that would mean a town, I headed for that. I ended up in this village consisting of about 3 houses, but I could see a roadsign ahead, so went to have a look. It said "Tongue 16 miles". Looking on my map, I realised I was no longer 'just north of Inverness', but moreso almost at the northern coast of Scotland. It was starting to get dark, and I wasn't sure about petrol situations etc, so I decided to just turn around in this village and head back the way I came, and back to Inverness. It took about 2 hours which wasn't bad, considering.