Friday, 30 April 2010

M4: a tale of woe

Despite frequent roadworks, the journey time was good from London to Swansea down the M4 last Friday .... that is until Junction 33, just after Cardiff. A four-hour delay, much of it stationary, after a bad crash involving a lorry and van closed a significant section of the westbound motorway. It took almost three hours to get off the slip road and onto the A48, but the pain was in part compensated by the pleasure of rediscovering a childhood route with beautiful scenery, barely glimpsed from the motorway - the picturesque villages of St Fagans and St Nicholas, the panorama coming down the hill to Bridgend, Pyle (we used to chant "one mile to Pyle" as we passed the white milestone).

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