After last weekend's automotive tour de force, some of you may have been wondering 'what will the world's worst driver do for an encore?'. I have an answer.
I got lost.
After SES training tonight I noticed I was a bit low in fuel and headed into Mooroopna, where the nearest 24-hour servo is (a BP, if you're wondering). I knew there was a sign for Toolamba from there, so off I went, thinking it should intersect with the usual road I take to get home from work. It probably does, but on the way I was seeing signs I didn't recognise and decided I must have gone too far. I turned to the east on the first road I could, thinking that I had to run into the Goulburn River or a sign for Toolamba (or, ideally, both) sooner or later.
I passed though a rough looking gate and continued on a really rough road-cum-trail-cum-goat-track in among some bushland. I thought it seemed like a road (albeit a rough one) and that if I kept going north I had to hit a proper road eventually. This is one of the less evil sections -
Several twists and turns later I was hopelessly lost and suspected I was going in circles, and suspected I was about to get my little sedan bogged. I gave in and looked up the map on my phone. Gotta say: it wasn't finding any path through the trees.
In the event, I just kept trying to get the blue dot closer to the stub of the end of the road until I finally saw the way out. Hooray! In the other hand, I was still kind of lost. I wound up driving back to Tatura to turn around and get back to here. There you have it: a 25 minute trip that took nearly two hours and a quarter-tank of fuel.