Our time of planning, preparation and training are finally over. Our rucksacks are packed and it is time to go. We left home on foot to catch the bus to Plymouth, the first stage of our journey, and a night in the Travelodge.
Everything we need we are wearing or is in our rucksacs. Weights for hot weather walking - with fleeces etc but without water - just under 6kg (V) and 8kg (T).