Sometimes deviations reward

In Kanazawa we heard about the Tonami Tulip Festival. We thought it would be a good day trip. We did our research and had a look at good old Google Maps, it said that Tonami was about 30kms away from Kanazawa. We could take a Shinkansen, local trains, or we could ride our bikes.

I thought no worries. It would be be about 1hr 30 minutes on the bike at our normal speed.

With that research we proceeded to put the details into the Garmin. I didn’t pay too much attention. What Mr Google didn’t tell me was that Mr Garmin would chose a different route. This route was closer to 54km (taking the back roads I think) and it included mountain along the way.

Thankfully it was a small mountain with a temple on top. Aweseome views and great, cheap, food.

What you may have worked out, it talk longer than 1.5 hours, it took as more than 4hrs! The flowers were worth it.


Sometimes optimism bias leads you to do things that you may not otherwise have thought as wise, and perhaps giving you rewards that you never expected.

You’d be pleased to know that we took the Shinkansen back to Kanazawa.

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