We arrived at Cardiff Camping & Caravanning Park on a lovely sunny day. The first job was to put the tent up. It is an inflatable tent held up by air filled beams so it only took about 15 minutes to get it up.
We spent another half an hour or so putting all the equipment in the tent then had a rest.
It wasn’t long before we were feeling hungry. Our camping experience was quite luxurious as we had electricity and cooked on an induction hob. I cooked the onions.
Nye cooked the veggie sausages.
We sat down and enjoyed a feast. There is something special about cooking and eating outside.
After our lunch we set off to visit Cardiff Castle. We nearly got stuck in the giant deckchair, they are quite difficult to get out of!
Before climbing up to the keep we decided to walk through the castle walls.
During the 2nd World War humans used to shelter in the corridors from the bombs that were being dropped on Cardiff. It must have been very very scary for them.
There would have been air raid wardens on duty making sure people went into shelters and turned off lights. They wore helmets and uniforms like the ones shown hanging here.
There were even some beds in the shelter for humans to try and sleep on.
Many humans sheltered in their own homes, some in shelters in their gardens and some inside under a steel table. My late grandhuman used to talk of sheltering under a table shelter.
There were lots of realistic sounds being played in the shelter, including announcements by Winston Churchill who was the Prime Minister during the 2nd world war.
The tunnels were very interesting but we were quite glad to get back out into the sunshine and walk along the top of the castle walls.
In the background you can see Cardiff Millenium Stadium.
Before climbing up to The Keep we had to pass the Dragon. Wales is famous for dragons, there is one on the Welsh flag.
There are a lot of steep steps for small bears to climb.
We set off up the first flight of steps. I think we may have ended up in a human’s photograph!
Once at the top of the hill we had more steps to climb inside The Keep.
Finally, with tired legs, we emerged at the top.
There are views all around of the city and countryside around. It was well worth the climb up.
On our way out again we had another look at the dragon, who didn’t look so frightening sideways.
Cardiff Castle is worth a visit if you are in the area, we certainly found it enjoyable and interesting. For more details see : https://www.cardiffcastle.com/
Horace the Alresford Bear 30/5/2023