NAT seems to be the big story everywhere you go in South Wales, lots of deckers from them in service at Newport no doubt putting a lot of pressure on Newport council buses. After that we moved on to Cardiff where the sun shone and it was pretty easy going so much so that after completing another hour of film we still had time to get to Bridgend ( where have all the operators gone). It was still sunny, had a chat with a very pleasant chap who had driven for First, NAT present here as well as Cardiff and Newport, Pontypridd no doubt. Anyway we then carried on to Neath and saw the first of NATs new buses and finished up there. As it was so cold and miserable we actually had dinner at the Premier inn in the Beefeater, yes I know but it was actually better than any we had been forced to endure over the years and the staff were pleasant and we had a very good silent nights sleep at the hotel in Llan thingey, forgotten how to spell it. Actually aren't some of the places desperate, Bridgend should get UN aid and Llanelli despite a lot of new build out of town estates and indeed in town stuff as well just hides it's problems in the back streets. I was glad to see work has started on the new bus station in Cardiff.
Photos tonight to start in order we cover Newport.