But getting there was an adventure.
People who have driven with me have remarked on occasion that when I make a wrong turn, I'm rather good at getting to where I need to go next without a map book. I just take the turnings that seem correct to get me to the next section of the trip, rather than backtracking. I'm pretty good at making it up, and I sometimes enjoy being just a little bit lost. But it's rare I take a wrong turn, I'm pretty good with maps.
I've never been able to navigate Canberra. I have minor problems in any strange city, but Canberra is exceptional. Even with a map book, I will consistently head in the wrong direction. Not just slightly out, but 180 degrees in the wrong direction. I did it all day today. While on foot. I'm verra tired.
I'd like to share a remark passed on to me, that I think is incredibly accurate, in it's summation of Canberra's layout - "If you can see your destination, you're on the wrong road."