A Guy Tried To Save 15 Minutes And Ended Up Wasting Two Hours On A Trip; Blames Google Maps
Google maps is one of the most widely used applications in today’s world. Several people use it on a daily basis. The app is accurate most of the time, but sometimes it just makes you mad by a long route.
Bruce, an Australian went through the same problem. He followed the directions that were shown to him on Google maps to reduce his journey time by 15 minutes and ended up going on a 2-hour long road trip.
Bruce shared the pictures of the entire journey on Imgur. He was going to meet his friends for a camping scene when Google Maps interrupted and suggested him to take a shorter route.
The way that Google maps suggested was one that hadn’t been travelled for a while. By the time he realized that taking the route might be the wrong choice, it was too late for him to turn around.
“I realised I might have bitten off more than I could chew due to the fact there was very limited space to turn around…. so I kept going anyway. I had about ~1000 km of diesel (~550 miles) left, a tent, a CB UHF radio and enough water and beer to survive a night. Cell access is available from the top of some hills.”
“About 500 m road leading down a mountain…. These drops are each heavily rutted. No problems. But I did realize that after this it could be troublesome going back… so onwards!”
He kept on moving along the same route until he came across some rainforests. The fun fact is that he stopped there and started clicking pictures of the beautiful nature.
He finally made it to the campsite after two hours. And the credit goes to Google Maps!