Credit to Pat Wellner for bringing this to my attention! On a recent search for directions from his home in South Dakota USA to Sydney, an interesting instruction came up on Google Maps. For each major oceanic crossing, instead of saying “fly” or “sail” or “swim”, Google instructed Pat to kayak across the Pacific Ocean!
Now the “data conspiracist” in me suggests that perhaps Google KNOWS that Pat is a kayaker, and is simply pandering to his ways. And obviously, when I try the link myself, Google knows I love to paddle also. But could it be that the crazy people at Google HQ are in fact kayak fans themselves? I’d like to think so. 😉
Try it yourself: Google Maps directions – USA to SYDNEY