Day One: 048672 miles I am supposed to leave my house at about 9:00 so as to be at andys for our breakfast sendoff at 10:00. I have, following the installation of anti punture goo in the tyres, a fromt wheel flat. I have to push, yes all 40 stone, one mile to the garage to get a high presure hose on it to get it back on the rim. I am late but the send off is great lots of family and friends. Off to Dover where we meet our fellow explorers and get the ferry to Calais and 120 odd miles to a Ibis hotel just north of Paris.