Here is No 2 sons "safe-arrival" text.
Being his father's boy, No 3 son would have preferred not to be met by Tim and Lynne; he would have preferred to get closer to his destination by public transport. "You experience more of a country on a bus that in a friend's car" is his sensible opinion.
Hence the email to fbb asking for the old man's recommendations.
So far so good. But the lad wants to get to 277 Arve Road, Geeveston; wherever that might be.
And 277 Arve Road? That isn't even where No 3 son will be staying. His hosts have just finished building their house and "it doesn't have an address yet", so a helpful neighbour provides the necessary legitimacy of existence.
fbb is utterly convinced that this journey (at about 11,000 miles) is the longest schedule that he has ever investigated; very nearly a true Antipodean Adventure!