Everything seemed to be going to well when I was travelling on the first 303/04 bus from Llantwit Major Aka Llaniltud Fawr to Cardiff this morning. It arrived on time at 0727hrs not the usual 0735hrs (we did not have the usual driver who sometimes takes a short nap, which he occasionally does not wake up in time).
Everything went well as we sped through the sleepy villages of St Athan, Rhoose, Barry and Dinas Powys
Everything was fine until we drove into Cardiff, past Ikea across the the Clarence Road bridge towards the Millennium Centre, where we go up Lloyd George Blvd. However something happened, and the driver turned right and we headed towards Techniquest, turning left, going up the link road across the Cardiff Bay barriage, back the way we came coming off the link road at the Cardiff Bay retail park. Took a wrong turning, then went back down the Butetown tunnel, then got on to the Eastern Link road and headed out to the east of Cardiff , driving up Newport Road finally being dropped off at Dumfries place, my fellow passengers late for work.
After 80 minutes we finally got to Cardiff. The detour was because of the the Tour of Britain cycle race. It's absolutely crazy but typical that the driver had no proper guidance, and I saw parts of Cardiff that I have not seen in 30 years, the industrial wasteland of the old East Moors steelworks.
It's absolutely crackers that in the 21st Century we still move on a 19th Century framework
However it not spoil a wonderful day with my family, having a great birthday 🍴