We seem rather conventionally dressed by comparison with the two groups of African expeditions, one repainted in masonary paint after the emulsion had washed off in the rain.
A short stop for a bacon bap (and some photos) was followed by a long drag around the London North and South Circular roads on to Dover. The day has been sunny and warm and the air conditioning (what air conditioning?) failed to cope with the drivers window being rather sticky and all the windows very noisy.
The ferry passed without incident except that the insurance company has decided (wisely) that breakdown insurance is not on offer. Plan B is in force; we'll dump the car and leg it if necessary.
Finally arrived just outside Calais at a rather simple hotel at 17:00 (5pm for you chaps) ready for the briefing, dinner and quite possably some cold beer, not in that order!