The day did not start well as we went to pack our car 30 mins before the start and found we had a puncture! We quickly changed it in time and set off when after a short time the heavens opened and we had torrential rain for the rest of the day. Needless to say we were very wet and feeling rather sorry for ourselves. Ruby luckily did well on the first day . The road system is amazing in China. On this route we passed through many tunnels, some 13kms long. All beautifully lit and some with the Chinese flags on the ceiling!