This was 80-year-old Mike Howitt's planned route from Leicester to Cape Town before he set off, and he says despite a few train cancellations in Europe, he was able to stick to his strict itinerary.
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Slowly brightening up later in the day, with some warm sunny spells possible by evening.
Any mist and low cloud will clear during the morning, leaving bright or sunny spells.
Beginning grey and murky again with extensive low cloud and some patchy rain.