Penarth Ramblers head crosswise over Cardiff Bay after rain undermines arranged walk Barry and District News

“BARRIE from Penarth and District Ramblers is fast gaining a reputation as the u2018Rain Manu2019 because more of the wet stuff seems to fall on the day of his pla
ed walks than on all the other walk leaders put together.
Because of the forecasted heavy rain his walk upon the open moorland at Mynydd-y-glog from Garwnant was hastily cancelled and instead, not wishing to disappoint the four people and Pepper the spaniel that turned up at the start, a trip around his standby at Cardiff Bay was on the cards.
Heading out of Cogan Leisure Centre along Windsor Road and making their way down Marconi Avenue overlooking all the boats tidily moored on the River Ely, the route was thoughtfully tackled in an anti-clockwise direction so the expected heavy rain and wind would be upon their backs.
They set off down past Penarth Marina and the Custom House towards the Cardiff Barrage which created and formed a huge freshwater lake at Cardiff Bay and is topped up by the Rivers Ely and Taff.
Three locks allow sailing and motor vessels in and out and a fish pass allows salmon to reach their breeding grounds on the River Taff, whilst the whole of the Bay is dotted with various pieces of artwork including one on the Barrage entitled, 3 Ellipses for 3 Locks by Felice Varini that when viewed from the right angle creates three perfect yellow circles.”

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