I didn't bring a hat or sunscreen, so I blistered quite badly on the long walk down to the bay from the train station. We had to stop a couple of times because I felt like I was having heatstroke. Sunscreen and heatstroke are not the first things that come to mind in Wales, but now I know better.
I have to admit I was a bit disappointed to find that the Cardiff Food and Wine Festival had taken over Roald Dahl Plass, obscuring the filming locations for Torchwood and Doctor Who. The water tower, the entrance to the Torchwood Hub, was decorated with giant fruit for god's sake! Anyway... we had a bit to eat, walked through the festival and then headed over to Red Dragon Center to visit the Doctor Who Museum.
In the evening, Ivy and Mark took us to the The Conway (a former "old man's pub," as Ivy called it), which has been transformed into a trendy gastropub. We all had big meals (mine was a steak), but we were all exhausted from walking about, so it was an early evening.
Many, many thanks to Ivy, Mark and Mab Jones for being such excellent hosts in Cardiff. Make sure to read Karen's blog about the visit to Cardiff and to see more photos.