Is it just me or is Via Michelin wildly optimistic in its journey times? On Sunday I drove down to the Dordogne to visit friends near the bastide town of Eymet for a couple of nights. According to the Via Michelin website the journey should have taken three and a half hours. It took me closer to five (with no breaks but one or two wrong turns).
Having missed the ferry from Dieppe a few months ago, after similarly relying on Via Michelin's timings, I'm beginning to wonder if its calculations are based on the assumption that:
1 You are driving a Ferrari
2 You are Lewis Hamilton
3 The roads are completely free of tractors, scary Spanish lorries, dawdling Sunday drivers - or indeed any traffic at all.
4 There is no speed limit.
I'm always behind the curve when it comes to technology but I think it could be time to think about sat nav.