In reply to G8ADD:
I take a pride in my navigation skills
What comes before a fall? Actually I only use a satnav as guide (and only as a guide) in case the WX closes in while on a summit. Navigation is always by map and I too have never got lost… my original comment was very much tongue in cheek. Hi.
…On the other hand my wife is so bad at navigation I may yet get
one for her for when I am not beside her in the car giving guidance -
don’t tell her I said so!
I wish you luck Brian. My wife has rejected the TomTom as it has taken her around the houses a few times. As we all know, there are instances when strict adherence to its instructions can lead one up the proverbial garden path… or more likely farm track. If I took the instructions at M1 Junction 15 literally, I’d never find the sliproad going north. It is only a talking map - you still need to know where you are going!
I can thoroughly recommend the POI file prepared by Richard G3CWI when using a TomTom for SOTA activations. I always check where it is going to take me against the map beforehand as sometimes I wish to take a different ascent route, but that is the only issue that I have with it. It takes all the hard work out of driving on unfamiliar roads and allows me to concentrate on the task in hand.
As for using my version of a JimmyJimmy - a BevBev - unfortunately she is rarely with me on an activation and when she is, reading a map while travelling makes her feel ill. Trust me to get a disfunctional unit!