Barry Island, South Wales

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Welsh Moriarty @wales4 months ago | 2 min read

This is about my day out to Barry island. Winter.

Barry Island isn't actually an island but a peninsula and seaside resort. The picture below shows what Barry Island means to everyone that knows it.

I first went there with my grandmother back in the nineteen fifties by bus for a day out, in the summer, and the first thing was get down on the beach and run to the sea and paddle. After a while of that it would be on to the donkeys and then have a cup of tea, after which it would be into the fun fair and have fun.

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My favourite fun ride was the crazy railway that went up slow but down really fast.

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My trip there this time was in winter and it was cold and windy, but the sun was out and in the shade it was warm, most especially after walking so far taking photos. There's always seagulls by the sea.

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Here's an old boat in the harbour and rotted away. It may have been the boat I went to look at 25 years ago meaning to buy, but it wasn't in a good state so I left it.

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There's a pirate theme in Barry now so I guess there must have been pirates around at one time.

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And where there's pirates there's treasure.

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And skeletons of course.

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Dogs are allowed in the winter which makes it a dogs paradise.

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Changing huts up the other end of the beach where it's a bit more private.

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Saw this in the harbour and thought it interesting.

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A seat on the knap alone by the sea.

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It was a really nice day out by the sea.

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Images by me and taken around Barry Island


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Looks like a beautiful place to hangout!

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Yes, it's really great there for a day out. It's Winter now though...

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what a great photo shot.. I love your post.

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Thanks. I spent the day there and just walked as far as I could and took photos

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sounds fun

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Stav @stav4 months ago

It looks lovely there. I've driven past many times as I used to visit Cardiff Airport a lot many moons ago. Wishing I'd popped by seeing these photos.

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It is nice there and the airport certainly is close as can be seen by the flight coming in to land in this photo...

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Wow those images are stunning. I have a few favorite, the silvery ocean, the rotting boat, and that interesting container with the net, ( I would have grabbed it after taking the shot to bring home :p)

Those are perfect images and poetic. Thank you for sharing!

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It was a good day for me and I saw lots of things. Here's another boat from my day in Barry...

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Lovely! I love the look of the water being silver.

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lovely post

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Thank you

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Thanks, it's great and I'm honoured

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thanks for sharing the nice foto

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You're welcome, I'm happy you liked it

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Gosh, look at that! I spent many childhood holidays at Barry Island, because my grandparents lived in Barry. I probably got sunburnt many times too, because towards the end of our stay my sister and I would be peeling my skin and having competitions on who could get the biggest piece!

A visit was never complete without a trip to Barry Island Pleasure Park and freshly made donuts. It looks like things have changed a bit. I don't remember a pirate theme. The last time I went was likely in the early 90s.

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I too spent many happy childhood days there. It has changed, but not too much; and of course it's Winter so there are not many there except the dog walkers who will be banned from the beach in around 6 weeks

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There you go! Good to see @travelfeed recognising this. Great story telling with words and photos - looks like a fun little place although I'd personally be running away from that beach with the sheer amount of canines on there! Thanks for sharing this little adventure!

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Yeah, it's dog walkers paradise this time of year. It was nice to get out for the day. Travel is my favourite thing and as soon as the money comes in I'll be off again...

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