Another big day as I take on the second city of Wales and reach the Gower, an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
I start with an easy, flat, tranquil walk along the Tennant Canal into Swansea. It is so quiet you would not realise how close you are to a big city, a railway line and a main trunk road.
I cross the River Tawe at the Marina and follow the big sweep of coastline all the way to the Mumbles passing the civic building and the university. There seem to be so many joggers with obligatory headband checking their wrist pedometers and cyclists along this stretch, I get quite tired just watching them.
I walk over the headland to Bracelet Bay where I stop and eat my lunch. The Coastal Path is a well defined concrete path all along the coastline first to Langland Bay, very clean and neat, and then to Caswell Bay.
After a very pleasant day I finish my walk at Southgate, just before Pennard Cliffs. Just time for coffee and cake before the bus comes.