By the Bay called Mermaid Quay

By the Bay called Mermaid Quay-By Courtney Kellogg

Cardiff, Wales has been an excellent place to explore especially due to the fact that our hotel is so incredibly close to the town center. Wales is also home to the Cardiff Bay located in the south of Cardiff. Along the edge of that bay, one may find many buildings, restaurants, and activities that might be going on. This area is known as Mermaid Quay.

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Cardiff Sign in Mermaid Quay area (Courtney Kellogg) 

Looking for something to do on a sunny evening, our group looked into a boat tour that took us from Bute Park to Mermaid Quay. The tour was fairly cheap and gave us a better look at the city from the river into the bay. As the boat went along the river, it gave us an explanation about the buildings, bridges, and wildlife that make up the city.

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View of the Cardiff Bay from the boat tour (Courtney Kellogg)

Once the boat arrived in the bay, it slowly took us to a dock to let us off and explore. The life on the waterfront was full of excitement. Restaurants and bars filled the edge of the bay giving their visitors an excellent view. A carousal sat by the water for kids and families to go on. There is also an open area located in the middle of the square for ceremonies and other activities.

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View of Mermaid Quay (Courtney Kellogg)

Making our way through the buzz of the waterfront, we finally found a place to eat and ordered. Unfortunately for us, the kitchen of the restaurant was closing down and they kept coming up and telling us what they were running out of! Everyone could not stop laughing and we will all remember that restaurant experience!

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