26 years ago today, I passed my driving test.
I can’t say with absolute certainty how many miles I have driven in that time – some years have been considerably more than others. However, I think it’s reasonable to assume I will have averaged somewhere between 12,000 and 16,000 a year.
This means I have driven about 300,000 to 400,000 miles since I was 19½ years old.
If we put all those miles into one journey, it would have got me to the moon, but nowhere near back again.
And at that rate, it would take me more than another 6,000 years to reach our sun.
Or 1.76 billion years to get to the next nearest star, Proxima Centuri, about 4.2.light years away.
Can you imagine the fuel bill?