Ross on Wye, famous for books and a river, plus the holiday destination in that special year, 2000.
The house was a converted hotel complete with Fawlty Towers bar area, faded carpets and slightly damp smell.
This was a year that saw the usual singing, dancing, ultra competitive board games and walking across country with Alan in the lead.
Check out the appropriately dressed explorer, ready to take on the challenges of deep rivers, muddy fields and adverse weather in his black tennis gear (John), compared to the man in the lead with his sun hat and red socks. What was he thinking?
He was probably thinking who is that strange man hiding behind a plant?