I can read a map.
I can sort out directions before I leave and just ‘get-on-with-it’.
However, I think the time has come for me to purchase a new road map. The one I have in my car is a fair few years old.
As it proved yesterday!!!
Took SC to the beach in Wales.
Worked out where I needed to go, etc….BUT
It turns out the road changed somewhat, so instead of ending up at a secluded cove, I ended up in the middle of Cardiff.
One check of the map later, renavigated my way out and found the beach.
Unfortunately, it was shingle instead of sand – not the best type of beach with a SC who wants to build a sandcastle.
[note to mapmakers – would it be too much to ask to maybe change the colour you use for the beach on the maps so we can distinguish between shingle and sand?]
So, we had to look at the map again, and drove many miles to a sandy beach.
Weather was fab, sun was shining, sea was freezing, my sandcastle building abilities still suck – but we had a FABULOUS time 😉