Well first day complete!
The actual riding was OK, some big hills to climb, and everyone thinks heading south to Dover is all downhill!!
Made good time to lunch - as mentioned previously, and was at the ferry stop by 3. Too much waiting about though all day, ferry didnt leave until 6:30, 20 mins before we could disembark, and then about 45 mins in Calais port stopping and starting as they bunched us up etc. 5 mile ride to hotel, arrived there almost 11pm France-time. tired, long-day, but the time and miles on the bike were good.
Ready for day 2? Well no option but didnt sleep well and have a headache - that means I've taken some drugs - shhh, they ARE only paracetamol, honest!!