“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde
FYI also, while this is not a problem for the US I guess, Google Maps hi-resolution, and as many other Europeans will know, is non-existent for huge swathes of coastal Ireland. (Ironic, at least to me, given how Google employees there are here and how much tax Google avoid paying). I haven't seen a Google resolution update of the south Irish coast in maybe 5 or 6 years and the west end of the Copper Coast and much of the local Waterford & Cork coast is still just a blur.
If you are looking for high resolution of the entire island of Ireland, then believe it or not, bing.com/maps/ is complete, though it has no standalone app, and no measurement tool. The OSI maps of Ireland are also good, but the interface is antiquated.
http://notdrowningswimming.com - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer
There is actually a built in distance calculator app in Bing, it's just unnecessarily hard to find.
It's always a bad hair day when you work at a pool.
Please join the Lake Issyk Kul Swimming Federation on FB!