Wednesday, August 7, 2013 @ 4:37 PM in 2013 Europe
Today I followed the River Taff Path down to Penarth. It's about a 5 mile walk along the river until you get near Penarth. Then it zig-zags around for a bit as you climb over the big hill that Penarth sits on to get to the pier on the other side.
Along the way there were a ton of blackberry bushes so I ate more than my fair share of them as I walked. I passed by a huge Tesco and went in to get something to snack on. I've seen some commercials for Yorkie bars, so I picked one up. It was pretty good! Chocolate, crisped rice and raisin all mixed together.
The Penarth Pier was a little disappointing. They were doing some construction on it and the ocean was pretty muddied up from all the recent rains. I ate a sandwich that I had made at the hostel and then set off back to Cardiff.
On the way back I took a slightly different route and crossed the Cardiff Barrage (basically a big bridge/flood control system for Cardiff Bay). I got to the Mermaid's Quay area and relaxed there in the shade for a little bit until it looked like it might rain.
Back at the hostel I've been messing around on my computer working on a few random projects. I have some leftover tikka masala that I'll have for dinner but I don't think that'll be enough to fill me up. I'll have to find something else to eat too. I did walk just shy of 10 miles, so I'm sure my body will be demanding more food.
Tomorrow I'm actually going to attempt to make it up to Brecon Beacons and do some hiking. Hopefully I don't get rained on!
Posted from: Wales