Day 1 – Santana Trophy

Birmingham to Portsmouth – 160miles


Day 1 was uneventful as you would want on a 160 mile trip on the UK motorways, a good chance to check the packing, the new BF Goodrich 265/85/16 tyres at motorway speeds. Both my Defender 110 and Stuart’s 110 appear to be running good.


We pull into the port about 11am and pick up the 5th muscateer ‘Bondy’, who got the train down, start loading 10 mins later and are sat on the ferry by about 12 ready to endure our 24hr see voyage to Bilbao in Spain.