18 March 2012
SatNav - Fail.
16 March 2012Japanese tourists blame satnav after being stranded in Australia mangrove swamp at high tide.
Three Japanese tourists holidaying in Australia came unstuck when their satnav told them they could drive from the mainland to an island - failing to mention the 15 kilometres of water and mud in between
As they drove their hired car from Morton Bay in Queensland to nearby North Stradbroke Island they started to notice the firm gravel surface they were driving on giving way to the renowned bay mangrove mud.
However, confident their satnav would direct them to a road soon, they decided to plough on, managing to travel around 500 metres before their Hyundai Getz was up to its axles in mud....and then... the tide began rise, forcing them to seek help and abandon the vehicle.