Jon Scott – I mentioned him a few days ago – has now set off from Rome. His blog is here and I have put an RSS feed over there on the right to keep up with his progress. For some reason his blog wouldn’t allow me to post a comment so sorry Jon 🙁 I’m watching your every mood however, albeit trying to do so with things in reverse as you are heading in the opposite direction to me. The weather didn’t look too good on day 1 and I hope the camping experience has got better since then. The picture shows his bike before he set off, minus all the mud!