Google: Washington to London

by Fred Showker

Now I'm convinced that Google actually does provide the 'shortest' distance between two points.

Recently, while looking for flights to London, Lisbon and Amsterdam, I happened to have my Google Maps open. I was actually looking for cruise departure ports on the Mediterranean. It occurred to me that Google might shed some light on the best flights between Washington D.C. and London. So I sought directions...

Google Washington to London

As you can see, from this thumbnail, Google did in fact draw a line. However, reading the directions brought a smile.

swim across the atlantic

First, it drives us to a spot called "Long Warf" in Boston, Mass -- and then calmly tells us to "Swim across the Atlantic Ocean." (Click for a full screen capture)

To my surprise, Google also provides swimming instructions once we "enter" the English Channel.

Go figure

Thanks for reading...

Fred Showker

Fred Showker, Editor, Graphic Design & Publishing

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