|looking towards Porthkerry as the sun returns|
The start is unpromising as I sit in the car waiting for the hail storm to pass. The dog is far keener to get out! So togged up we set off - there is a smattering of other cars parked up, all with occupants watching the world, but definitely not going to get out and experience it!
Soon though the storm passes........
|Aberthaw nature reserve|
Past the most southernly point in Wales at Rhoose, which is the site of an old quarry being reclaimed by nature, landscaped and again fringed by new housing. Some cliff top running and its soon at the Fontygary caravan park, before steep steps down to a little nature trove of Aberthaw. This little nature reserve has many rarities and is characterized by its salt lagoons, pebble beach and bits of salt marsh, but dominated by the Aberthaw powerstation.
|The dog enjoying some sun and sandy beach. Fontygary caravan park on the distant cliff top.|
|Aberthaw power station|
|Aberthaw sea front as the weather starts to turn.|
|The dog trying to shelter from the hail!|
|The 'smoky' shimmer is the hail.....|
|...with the power station looking even more grey in the squall.|
|Hail on the beach.|
|Sea front just east of Fontygary|
|Sun blasting through cloud breaks back at Cold Knap|
|Happy dog on the beach.|