Day 028 : Barry Island – Monknash

To the most southerly point in Wales.

028_0137I leave Barry Island via the Knap, a small headland which at one time hosted the famous outdoor lido, once the biggest in Europe.

Sadly it is no longer there, it was allowed to fall into decay and has now been filled in and grassed over028_0138I walk through the woods at Porthkerry Park and drop down to the viaduct when a train very obligingly crosses. Unfortunately, I could not get my camera out in time.

I walk on a bit and watch a plane, Aer Lingus, coming into land at Cardiff Airport.b_028_0140At Rhoose Point there’s an impressive stone circle with an obelisk in the centre. Not sure what this represents, but Rhoose point claims to be the most southerly point in Wales.

Walking on, I am also impressed with the way the layed limestone cliffs are stacked up like slabs.b_028_0145I stop at St Donat’s, I want to call it doughnuts, with its college and castle which I think is an international educational college. I watch a group of people having fun with some sort of motorised rib craft, Speeding in and out of the waves.

I walk into the village of Monknash where I finish for today.