As predicted she did end up on the Isle of Wight - in the very picturesque village of Godshill, as it happens.
After asking a policeman they found their way back to the mainland and, eventually, onto the M4 - albeit the wrong bit of the M4 and, scarily, in the opposite direction to the rest of the traffic!!!
After causing several near misses, and a possible trucker's heart attack, Ruby and PG1 were finally headed the right way - due west.
They made it as far as the M5 interchange at Bristol.
They were nearly there.
Somehow something went slightly wrong with Ruby's satnav (PG1 as he's known to his friends. A monkee of very little brain who can't read a map for toffee - especially when going at speed in an open top armoured personnel vehicle).
I have a feeling they may have turned right instead of left.
Next stop Liverpool.
Another look at the map (later found to be upside down) got them back on the road......
.......headed due north.....ahem......to Scotland.
Ruby was getting very tired by this point - she had, after all, been driving a heavily laden vehicle for several frustrating hours.
Therefore, she may not have been listening properly when PG1 said 'We need to come off at the third exit.'
She thought he said first - oops!
By this time they knew they were well and truly lost.....
.......and more than a little bit lost.....an awfully big bit scared too!
Do polar bears eat monkees made of knit?
Ruby wasn't waiting around to find out and stuck the pedal to the metal baby - they were out of here!!
Unbelievably the saga doesn't stop there!
She drove so fast.....hitting mach 3.....and of course missed every turn off to Brizzle.....ending up somewhere rather lovely and romantic as it happens :)
This seemed a good time for a rest. Ruby and PG1 were incommunicado for several hours en France.....?????
It's so fantastic that 007 is back, safe and sound - if a little bruised and high-pitched..... although, the perps are still very much at large!!
Ruby is still trying to find her way home......
......having just realised the cause of the navigational difficulties.....PG1 has been pointing left the whole time......which doesn't exactly explain that right turn that got them to the home of the Beetles.....stick with me folks......we're nearly there....
A quick stop in paradise....
.....and some amphibious exploration......
....... last I heard they were once more heading north and may be home sometime tomorrow.....