Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Some well earned fresh air
There is a part of me that thought that once my MBA studies were over I would have more time to catch up on things like blogging. How naive! All that has happened this week is that work has taken up practically all my awake time instead. It appears that nature isn't the only thing that abhors a vacuum! It's just as well then, that last weekend I managed to find time to take a walk along the coastline in Llantwit Major, near Cardiff in South Wales.
The walk started in a small car park near a pebble beach where the cliffs climbed either side. I was keen to move on so we climbed the path up the cliffs and were met by a strong wind which clearly was trying to blow us back down again. Undeterred we soldiered on at a 45 degree angle until the wind dropped suddenly and nearly dropped us on our faces. Very funny. From the top of the cliff we could clearly see the striated rock which seems to be made up of thick sedimentary layers (though I'm no geologist).
We also frequently came across many small pill boxes - old look out posts left over from the wars that sometimes also housed machine guns. From the positioning of these though, it is likely that they were placed on the cliff tops overlooking the estuary to watch for enemy planes and boats.
The walk eventually bought us to a small natural cove where we dallied for a short while before turning back. When we got back to the car park we had a welcome drink at the small cafe there that sold various refreshments and the usual beach paraphernalia before heading home for dinner. It was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon and it was nice to stretch my legs after all that confinement behind a desk studying!