Last Saturday I had an hour to spare in Cardiff so I enjoyed a short stretch of the Taff Trail. It is astonishing how quickly this leads you out of the city centre and into greenery, alongside the River Taff.
The 55-mile route runs from Cardiff Bay to Brecon. I started at the railway bridge and walked north to Cardiff Bridge.
After that it soon became rural.
I could have walked on the eastern side through Bute Park but there were preparations for an event so I avoided it. Further up there were goosander sunning themselves on rocks in the river.
Because I had limited time, I had to turn back when I reached Pontcanna Fields.
I headed back towards the city, still in rural surroundings.
This time, I crossed Cardiff Bridge to walk next to the Millennium Stadium. There are mosaics depicting various nations which took part in the 1999 rugby World Cup. I photographed the Japanese one in honour of my many Japanese friends who promote walking with their own version of Walkers Are Welcome towns.