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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Welsh Miscellany

I have just returned from a four-day round-trip of Wales, initially to see a football match in the capital city of Cardiff; but there was also a small matter of a granddaughter to visit!

I camped the first night in my X-trail very near my favourite place in Wales, Wallog beach,
and walked down the valley to the sea the next morning

Wallog is geologically interesting for a reef (sarn) that goes out a long way from the shore out to sea; the start of it can be seen in the aerial picture by Google Earth

Some dramatic coastal scenery is seldom visited as it takes quite a trek to get there.
It is home to a number of seabird species

Arriving in South Wales, my granddaughter Heledd decides she'd like to visit the local Wildlife and Wetland Trust's duck sanctuary. Her dad makes sure she stays out of harm's way

Heledd decides to toddle off along a track, making sure we are following close behind

The climax of the visit, and Carwyn can scarcely contain his excitement before the kick-off between one if his former teams, Peterborough United, versus a local adversary, Cardiff City, in the City of Cardiff Stadium

Peterborough United (in green) mounted some threatening attacks but were unable to get the ball into the Cardiff goal. They eventually lost the game two goals to nil.


Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Heledd! Arh!
Not many people watching Peterborough!

10:46 pm  
Blogger Badger said...

Maalie you're back!. Please let us know when you are going to bugger off for a week and leave your blog unattended.

10:49 pm  
Blogger Tortoiseshell said...

No mention of your witnessing the historic 'trigger motion' in the National Assembly for Wales in favour of a referendum to decide whether to move on to Part IV of the Government of Wales Act clearly can't stand the suspense of it all...

2:00 am  
Blogger simon said...

You are referring to rugby and not that dreadful game with a round ball that is seldom played here?

The reef looks interesting!

Watched a show last night on Great white sharks. There is a beach up the north coast which they discovered is a "creche" for "baby" great whites... they swim in the surf area, sometimes only metres from swimmers etc. Yet they dont attack. We are not talking just one but several. I found the reef and the surf interesting

8:07 pm  
Anonymous May said...

Your son's little one is so cute! Look at her nice coat: isn't she lovely?

11:16 am  
Blogger Merisi said...

Little Heledd is so sweet!

@ Simon:
Did you visit Badger's blog?
There was some Shark talk recently. ;-)

12:11 pm  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Heledd, so very cute. We got to have our cute granddaughter today, Morgan. Lots of fun.

Looks like it was a nice get away for you and Carwyn. Lovely country. And sporting events are fun. I enjoyed the SuperBowl recently, here in the States.

9:01 pm  
Blogger simon said...

heading over there now..

12:00 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

My son's girlfriend is from Cardiff and taught Catherine Zeta Jones to play piano.

8:09 pm  

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