Bad news: you have to leave your car on the other side of the Atlantic.
March 29, 2007 7:51 AM   Subscribe

Long Wharf in Boston and European route E5 are now stops on convenient routes for anyone looking to save a little money on airfare. Whether you're heading from Newfoundland to England or Moscow to Alaska, Google Maps recommends these places as (literal) jumping-off points. Just remember to pack your goggles.
posted by CrunchyFrog (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Anyone who's swimming to England from Newfoundland wouldn't drive all the way to Boston. Terrible directions.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:16 AM on March 29, 2007


And then land in France and take the ferry to Dover? Crazy. I'd alight in Cornwall or something.
posted by Sk4n at 8:24 AM on March 29, 2007


With the price of petrol (gasoline for those so inclined) in the UK, it's cheaper to fly.
posted by lalochezia at 8:24 AM on March 29, 2007


See this is why I'll give Google the benefit of the doubt in most situations. The directions actually say "Swim across the Atlantic Ocean 5,572 km." Unlike MSN Maps (since been fixed).
posted by Skorgu at 8:28 AM on March 29, 2007


And don't even get me started about the Moscow to Anchorage one. Going west was the wrong idea. It's a much shorter swim if you go East, but would want to do this in the summer months.
posted by Sk4n at 8:35 AM on March 29, 2007


Just remember to pack your goggles.

Did you mean pack your Googles? I'd need something to do during that 5,572 km swim.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 8:54 AM on March 29, 2007


I think you found their April Fool's gag three days early.
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:01 AM on March 29, 2007


78.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto E05 0.9 km
2 mins
79.
Swim across the Atlantic Ocean 5,572 km
29 days 0 hours

...
80.
Turn left at Long Wharf 0.2 km


lol.
posted by bru at 9:34 AM on March 29, 2007


Cute. I'm surprised the lawyers vetted it - someone could try to follow these directions, and DIE.
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:03 AM on March 29, 2007


Who can swim 8 kilometers an hour continuously for 29 days? They need to adjust their time.
posted by OldReliable at 10:34 AM on March 29, 2007


That's awesome. Thanks. Good find.
posted by dios at 10:54 AM on March 29, 2007


Similar
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:03 AM on March 29, 2007


How has nobody posted on the new google themes yet, btw? I'm totally rocking the tea house with my little fox friend.
posted by Mid at 8:47 PM on March 29, 2007


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