Our trip today took us first to Barnstaple which was really like watching pain dry at the bus station so little had it changed and levels of activity seem to have tumbled, then via some diversions on yet more road works we got down to Taunton at lunch time on the day of their evening carnival procession. Here there was so much new with First branded in a green livery at Somerset buses or Taunton buses plus the local independent Webber and a couple of odd bods the whole effect though was quite startling and refreshingly different it was probably the first such treatment I'd seen given to a whole First fleet albeit Falkirk has in to a lesser degree. This certainly perked me up and kept me going through to time to hit the motorways home. We stopped at the new Gloucester motorway services which are supposed to be like Tebay in Cumbria but the portion were meagre and quality iffy.
Here are some shots from today, I'll work back through the trip over coming days blogs as I get the DVDs edited, intending to have a bit of a rest tomorrow.