10-Sep-2012 -- Why would you drive over 1000 km, visit a CP and get it so wrong?
Well, if you decided at the last minute to visit 55N 12E, with only a Tom Tom sat nav device and not much more to go on. It all started with a trip from Vienna to Gothenburg and the realisation that I would be traveling near 55N 12E, in Denmark, a country I had not yet managed a CP visit. After getting off the ferry at Gedser I programmed 55N 12E into the Sat Nav and headed off. Not long after arrived at my destination just off the main road, but wasn't quite there.
I knew there was a mode to show the satellites and Lat/Long position on the Tom Tom but could I remember???
I somehow managed to get a Lat/Long indication, but walking in various directions didn't seem to get me any closer. With night closing in, and another 400 km to go, I decided to take photos of what I had and head off. Gothenburg was reached a minute before midnight after a 17 hour journey.
With hindsight I should have selected the 'walking mode' when navigating to the CP and maybe the Tom Tom would have taken me closer to the CP. You live and learn!!
So I will have to return again and in the meantime remember the old adage known as the 6 P's - Poor Preparation leads to Poor Performance ;-)