Cardiff Bay 07/11/2010

Once again we went for a paddle around Cardiff Bay while still getting used to the handling of the Easkys'. This time we headed directly for the bay and stuck to the outskirts to do a full lap.

Launched from Channel View Pontoon Cardiff on a crisp Sunday Morning. 6 degrees and a 7-8mph wind.

It wasn't long before we were passing under the fly-over and heading for the Bay

 The route was already busy with private boats and a sailing school

We\paddled right up to where the visitors boats moor up

We left the mooring points of the bay and made our way around the outskirts towards the barrage.
We eft just in time to make way for the two yellow powerboats ready to start their Sunday trade.

St.Davids Hotel from the far side of the water

Passing the Norweigion Church on th way

Penarth Cliff Tops in the distance

Taxi!!!!!!!!!!!! One of Cardiff Bays' water Taxis' after picking up at the Barrage

Heading back passing the temporary Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Home in Blue

Back under the fly-over and we are done for the day. Only a short paddle bu some much needed water and paddle time. We both seem to be getting a bit more confident and paddled the last stretch with the skegs down for a bit more stability in the wind.

Packing up to go home

Cardiff Bay is the area created by the Cardiff Barrage in South Cardiff, the capital of Wales
The regeneration of Cardiff Bay is now widely regarded as one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom. The Bay is supplied by two rivers (Taff and Ely) to form a 500-acre (2.0 km2) freshwater lake round the former dockland area south of the city centre. The Bay was formerly tidal, with access to the sea limited to a couple of hours each side of high water but now provides 24 hour access through three locks

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