So, on the Friday, our friends did Cardiff mostly unsupervised. I dropped them in the morning at Sophia Gardens with instructions that they walk through Bute Park to Cardiff Castle and pay the extra for the guided tour of the apartments. This they did and took the afternoon visiting the National Museum. In the evening, I cooked 🙂
Early (for me) on Saturday morning we went down to Penarth, one of my favourite places in the Cardiff area. We walked the promenade and the pier. We then hit Cardiff bay, the Pierhead building, the Senedd (parliament) and got invaded by a gaggle of Miss Wales wannabes over lunch. In the afternoon, we did Llandaff, the Cathedral and admired the Rosetti.
Sunday took us to Caerphilly to one of the better castles in the region, Ty Mawr for lunch, probably the best pub in Cardiff, and then finished at the bane of Welsh schoolchildren: St Fagans, of which we only did a third given the time.
Photography note: since my real cameras are out of action and I forgot my compact, all photos were taken with my iPhone 5S. Overall, they’re fine for snapshots, not spectacular for “real” photography. The photos have just too many artefacty things in them. For example: