Secondly, as is my usual habit, I wanted to find a good garden to visit on the way home.
As I was leaving the hotel and walking to my car I did pause briefly to go and have a look at the Bay. There was a path by the car park so I wandered down it, brolly in hand, to find that this wonderful space opened up in front of me. Even with the rain it looked very beautiful.
The Cardiff Bay wetlands were originally saltmarshes. When the Bay area was created back at the turn of the century (crikey that seems an odd phrase to use and yet accurate), the water became freshwater and these wetlands were therefore developed. I did pause for a moment to consider the loss of the salt marshes, as vital an environment in their own way and now lost.
The wetlands are a very important area for all sorts of wildlife and they cover around eight hectares. This is not an insignificant amount of space. On this day said wildlife were snugly staying in bed, sensible them.