Between this semester's second last and last exams I had almost a week
of time, so I took a Saturday afternoon off and went to Barry
Island again. Barry Island is just a 30 minutes train ride from
Cardiff, so this is a great way of escaping the city.
One of the main Barry Island attractions is Barry Island Pleasure Park
with all sorts of fun rides.
The reason why I went there, however, was the beach and the sea. It
was a rather grey and windy day, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Note
the sand "flying" over the beach.
While climbing alonside the cliffs I noticed a number of tiny but
beautiful flowers that I wouldn't have expected in such a location.
Watching the waves crash onto the rocks had a very relaxing and
refreshing effect. Refreshing in more than one way... I got slightly
wet right after the following shot.
I then went on to the pebbles beach of Cold Knap. I don't know
whether these pebbles occur there naturally, but it gave the place an
interesting atmosphere. Unfortunaly, the photos don't do the
brilliant light justice...
I had originally planned to stay there and wait for the sunset, but
the high tide had blocked the way I got there (along the beach). Not
knowing how long it would take me to find an alternative route I
decided to go back early. I still saw the sun approach the horizon
over Barry Island Pleasure Park
and the actual sunset later over Barry which marked the end of a