Street View prowls Outer Hebrides
Pack of spymobiles also menaces Vienna
Those among you who might have wondered just how far you have to travel to escape the attention of Google all-seeing Street View should be advised that the answer is Rockall, or any other place accessible only by sea - at least until the Great Satan of Mountain View bolts a spycam to a submarine snorkel and scours the world's oceans in search of fresh prey.
The sobering proof that Google spymobiles are prepared to drive to the ends of the Earth to do their dark masters' will comes from James Waterson, who reckoned he'd be safe on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Not so...
Naturally, we've added this remote capture to our Street View Google Maps mashup, which has now attracted almost one million hits. Thanks to readers for the latest sightings which have also been pinned to our cartographical Web 0.2 initiative:
At least the Outer Hebrides have something of interest to spies like the Benbecula missile range. I was on Colonsay on 24 June 2009 and one of their photo cars was there ( no photo evidence since I failed to grab my camera in time). Basically Colonsay has one circular road and the chances of getting lost or not finding your destination are nil. Having said that I did meet some people who missed the turning for Oronsay!
Seen in Stornoway
Seen in Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) around 6am on 3rd August, travelling Northwards on (surprisingly enough) North St. at 58º12'21.6"N, 6º21'18.79".
That googlemobile seems to be showing an unhealthy interest in the Ford in front. I think it probably had sex with it in the next lay-by, and that a bumper crop of bananas will result.