I’m a self-confessed gadget boy. I’m not a natural navigator, so when Sat-Nav came onto the consumer market I was definitely an “early adopter”.
The trouble is, it’s so easy to get into the habit of leaving it on the “fastest route” option, and end up getting funnelled onto the main roads – efficient, but not always pretty.
While I was on a week’s holiday in North Norfolk myself recently, I decided that I would still use the Sat-Nav (even though I knew where I was going) but to set it to “shortest distance”. The routes were often rather winding and narrow, but took in some gorgeous lanes and villages that you wouldn’t normally stumble upon.
If you’re planning a visit to Oaktree Cottage, and you use Sat-Nav, give it a go and see what you discover!