@joenicholls is assisting me in getting fit. So as the first stage of my training plan we did this gentle walk (no slopes) down to The Bay. The first part of the walk was down the Taff Trail to Western Avenue in Llandaff, then we struck off through Llandaff Fields towards Thompson’s and Victoria Parks. Arriving on Cowbridge Road we then made for the Ely Trail to take us down to The Bay. A lunchtime stop at Eli Jenkins and then the train back to Coryton. Another public transport walk with highs (the parks, The Bay and Taff Trail) and some lows (Ely Trail – wrong time of year, spring is the best time for this trail).
A gentle stroll from Cosmeston Lakes Country Park – somewhere I’d never been before – with Jenny. We started following the Cardiff Ramblers walk, but made a mistake early on which meant we had to do a slight retracing of our steps. Jenny had said she wasn’t walking through any field with cows in it; we had to … once, and it was amusing for me to turn round as we left the field to see all the cows following closely behind her. We agreed it would have been good to have had the camera handy, but I didn’t!
We then decided to cut the walk short and drop down to Swanbridge and have tea at The Captain’s Wife. The walk back along the road and track to the car was easy, allowed a couple of photo opportunities and ended amusingly when we were asked in the car park how to use a SatNav (programmed by her partner). We left her having difficulty finding her way out of the car park – so I gestured wildly the direction she should head in. Hope she got home 🙂