Monday, June 28, 2010

Don't always trust google maps!

or your iphone GPS!
Because the quickest way on paper isn't always the best way.
Here is what happened to me AND I should have known better.
take a look at this:

Partial toll road
30.3 mi
10.Continue onto US-9 S
2.2 mi
11.Continue onto Garden State Pkwy S
Partial toll road
19.4 mi
12.Continue onto US-9 S
Toll road
3.3 mi
13.Continue onto Garden State Pkwy S
Partial toll road
17.2 mi
14.Turn right at E Shell Bay Ave
0.1 mi
15.Turn left at S Main St
1.8 mi
16.Continue onto US-9 S/Shore Rd
6.5 mi
17.Slight right toward US-9 S/Lincoln Blvd
210 ft
18.Turn right at US-9 S/Lincoln Blvd
Continue to follow US-9 S
2.8 mi
19.Take the US-9 S/Cape May - Lewes ferry to Lewes
Toll road
Entering Delaware
16.2 mi
20.Continue straight onto Cape May-Lewes Ferry Entrance
0.2 mi
21.Turn right at Cape Henlopen Dr
0.7 mi
22.Turn left at E Savannah Rd
0.6 mi
23.Turn left at 3rd St
79 ft
24.Take the 1st right onto US-9 S/Rd 268
2.0 mi
25.Slight right at US-9 S
0.2 mi
26.Turn left at DE-1 S/Coastal Hwy
Continue to follow Coastal Hwy
Entering Maryland
25.5 mi
27.Make a U-turn at 94th St
Destination will be on the right
0.4 mi

10100 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842

What is highlighted is where I should have realized  that the route I was being sent on, wasn't going right.
Here it is on a map:

Now you don't have to be from Jersey to see that I should have taken the route in yellow.
Because my trip would have been FOUR hours shorter
 I wouldn't have had to pay $45 for the ferry!


Paula said...

Oh, no! I've had problems with Google maps in the past, too. I know you were fit to be tied when you discovered your mistake!

Susan said...

Oh my gosh. 4 HOURS! Ouch!