06/02/2021: Llandaff Cathedral

Groundhog Day was this week, but I’m pretty sure we can all agree that it’s been Groundhog Day for at least the last 732 years.

And so it was that yet another Saturday rolled around. I’ve had a couple of days off from walks. I’ve felt under the weather since Wednesday – physically, mentally, metaphorically, and just about every which way it’s possible to be.

But I knew that I couldn’t put it off any longer. It being “OK” weather (aka not raining, but still lacking blue skies and sunshine), meant that I decided a mid-range walk – yes I have a list – was the best tactic to try and get me out of my rut.

Llandaff is one of my favourite places in the city – I love the fact that it’s a “city within a city” yet has a village vibe. The Cathedral is also of course very impressive. Over the years I must have been to Llandaff about 8000 times while reviewing cameras. In the before-times, it was the ideal wet-weather camera-testing environment. Dry, low-light, local and almost always empty. Perfection.

Obviously I haven’t been inside the Cathedral for some time, but in the current climate I’ve still enjoyed walking around the perimeter, around the green and up and down the Dean’s Steps. In my head Llandaff was further away than I’ve since realised it is – it’s also a nice and easy straight up walk from my house. Ideal for a low-concentration, low-energy walk.

The dog, having spent the past three days in almost as much of a comatose state as me tried to hide under the sofa before we left. I’m starting to think there was a mix up and I’ve accidentally ended up with a house cat.

Maybe I’ve just been setting a bad example, though?

Distance – 3.83miles
Time – 1:50

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