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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Marina Walk

9th October 2010

Leader: Allyson Evans




If you'd like to try a walk then do come along and find out what all this Swansea Walking in the great outdoors is all about.  It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.  If you get the bug and want to walk or stroll regularly then you can also become a member.  Just ask us about the walks we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Allyson Evans


VIDEO of leader's introduction
Duration: 0m 51s



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Crossing the Sail Bridge in SA1


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Everyone enjoying the day


VIDEO: Allyson describes some of the history of the marina
Duration: 1m 23s



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Wooden Thai Elephants outside the old Ice House


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Walking to the war memorial to Merchant Seamen


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Reading the plaque


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Heading for the second bridge


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From here you can see seals and cormorants


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The fish ladder in the barrage with cormorants in the background


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Walking towards the beach


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Looking over Swansea Bay


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A lot of drift wood on the tide line


VIDEO: Group walking near the observatory
Duration: 0m 23s



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On the promenade


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Marina Sculpture


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Marina Sculpture


VIDEO: Group visits some of the Marina sculptures
Duration: 1m 08s



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Back on the promenade


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Residents plant flowers outside the houses


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Discussing the sculptures


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On the edge of the South Dock below the tower


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Heading for the Maritime Museum


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Passing the Lightship


VIDEO: Group walks past the Maritime Museum to Dylan Thomas' statue
Duration: 0m 28s



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Statue of Dylan Thomas


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Group by Dylan's Statue


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South Dock was turned into a marina in the 80s


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This was the tallest Marina building until the Meridian Tower


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Back to the River Tawe


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Nearly back at the Sail Bridge


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Crossed to the Ice House for coffee


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And the cakes are delicious!




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2010
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