Check out the directions given by Google Maps to get from my home in Eustis, Florida to London, England.

Step 28 instructs the user to drive to the end of Long Wharf in Boston and swim across the Atlantic Ocean (3,462 miles) to the Terminal Grande-Bretagne in the French port city of Le Havre.

Only then can you travel north through France and cross the English Channel to enjoy the hospitality and charm of Southern England.