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1. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Now I know that some people think i'm a bit eccentric for travelling so much without flying, but even this one is a bit beyond me...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/30/swim_the_atlantic/

(((note Google maps "step by step" instructions.....)))

And for the record, this exact route set is not one i'm considering in the near future!

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Swim across the Atlantic Ocean - 3,462 mi

That long? last time I swam the Atlantic it seemed a lot shorter.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

That route is obviously a joke. From Stanford - why would anyone head north through San Francisco! Obviously you'd be better off swimming across the San Francisco bay and avoiding the traffic and the tolls!

5. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

Brilliant!

Anyone found any other "google anonomolies"??

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7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

That's got to be a joke - someone had to program "swim the Atlantic" as a travel route. Still - I just about choked on my coffee.

8. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

Just found another one!

Check out the route from New York to London

9. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 9y

Obviously Google trying to be funny . I noticed one of our bloggers posted the same thing

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting KoalaGirl

Just found another one!

Check out the route from New York to London

The link gives a map of UK and Ireland?