Post by Nick Odell
S'funny: my Collins Road Atlas of Great Britain 2012 (£1.99 from
BookWorks) still seems to be functioning okay.
Maps are great, I love to use them, and have a reasonable
selection. When walking I would use no other navigation aid.
However, when driving things are rather different.
My most frustrating drive ever was actually near home, trying to
find a parcels depot near M1 J21. The road layout was such that I
couldn't memorise enough of it, and there were lots of restricted
turns and some grade separations not clearly mapped. I spent at
least 45 minutes within half a mile of my target. That was what
actually made me resolve to buy a Tom Tom Go about 13 years ago.
I recall another evening in Coventry. My first problem was a road
nowadays bisected by a new dual carriageway. Once I found the
right section, I found that what looked on paper to be a sensible
route took me to a supermarket car park, from which I could see
my target in the distance. It must have been fully 45 minutes
(again) of one way streets and dead ends later that I eventually
parked, only to discover that I could have walked through from
the supermarket, though I might have exceeded their time limit.
Chris J Dixon Nottingham
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