THE FLOODS

3.2.02

After weeks of torrential rain, there was a break in the inclement weather, the whole country had been battered by gales and storms and of course we had our fair share. We met at the end of Treherbert road at 1.30 pm it was a Sunday, the weather had turned almost spring like, we cycled to Newbridge on Usk the whole valley had flooded, so at the other side of the bridge we found it impassable. We talked briefly to cycling couple from Coleford , we put them on an alternative route back home, we then set off for Usk. Here there were more floods, the road into Usk was several feet deep, a few cars had tried their luck at getting in to the town, but some of them had cut out, this made amusing viewing to onlookers, as the drivers jumped into the brown water to push their cars to dry land. From Usk we followed the course of the river up toward Chain Bridge, the river was swollen all the way up . We crossed over the 'chocolate' river and climbed to Goytre, the weather was turning, it looked like more rain. Here we descended to Glascoed, then we cycled home via Semen world and New Inn.

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