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Crossing the Severn Bridge and Into the New Year

Two suspension bridges connect England to Wales, reaching lazily across the Severn Estuary and charging drivers £5.4o to cross the border. It’s a stormy, exposed stretch and I’ve never quite brought myself to face the challenge of walking from one side to the other.

Protected by the metal and glass of a moving vehicle, however, I’ve watched the waters race by many times, particularly in winter when the Christmas and New Year dash to see friends and family straddles both the land of the rose and the home of the red dragon.

Perhaps one of my New Year’s Resolutions should be to complete the journey on foot, at least once.

We’ll see. In the meantime, warmest wishes for a very happy 2010, wherever you’re travelling to.

UPDATE: The toll increased on New Year’s Day to £5.50 according to my Cardiff sources. Ouch.

2 Responses to Crossing the Severn Bridge and Into the New Year

  1. Anil January 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Yikes that’s some toll!

  2. Abi January 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Yep – and a source of many complaints since most UK roads are toll-free!