The Pier was constructed in 1898 and has had quite a variety of mishaps and rebuilds, the latest renovation being completed in 2013.
It was lovely to walk along listening to the sea ebbing to and fro beneath us. The views on all side were amazing: looking east towards Cardiff, west towards Barry Island and looking south we could see Clevedon in Somerset.
|Me and Mum|
|Looking west - such beautiful panel designs|
|Three generations enjoying the sun on Penarth Pier|
We wandered a little along from the pier to The Beach House where we had scones with jam and cream and a cup of coffee - perfect afternoon treat.
After our stroll along the front we drove a little way inland to Cosmeston Country Park, an old quarry that is now two lakes, a medieval village and plenty of parkland. Such a sunny afternoon with plenty of swans, ducks and seagulls eating the bounteous amount of bread thrown by all the little visitors - a lovely sight.
|Any more food?|
|So clear you can see how|
vertical the swans are
|An abundance of fish|
It was such a lovely sunny day, so relaxing by the lakes.
We also popped into The Pumping Station which as it's name sugggests is an old pumping house on the Ely River. It's now an antique centre and an array of various goods fill every inch of this Victorian building. Inside the orginal metal stairways lead you up and down, through many rooms all with the original features - it seems endless inside.
|Beautiful Victorian Building|
|On the Ely River|
|Inside the original features house items|
from times gone by
|Family meal at Miller & Carter|
A lovely weekend in South Wales in the sun, I'm sure we'll be visiting again soon.