Day 1 – Off I go

Day 1

So, my very kind boss allowed me to finish up work a couple of hours early on this Wednesday afternoon, so I took the opportunity to head off of the tunnel and get a bit of a head start.  I booked the tunnel for about 17h30 and a hotel in Dunkirk that evening.  That was all the planning which I had done.

I had just over a week off work and thought that since I had never ventured too far on my bike before that I would see how far I could get.  The target was the far side of Ukraine, down near the Russian border.  To be honest I knew this was optimistic and going to be a lot of miles but what the heck.

I managed to make it to the tunnel with about a minute to spare to get my train, rode straight on to the train and then the 45 mins to my hotel on the other side.  Nice and uneventful.  The weather was hot and sunny, but while sat in my luxurious hotel room (not) I managed to decipher the French weather lady and realised that tomorrow would bring showers.  Oh well, not much we can do to change that.  I fell asleep about 10pm with the aim of an early start.

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