Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Cardiff

The Black Knight is back. The vacation was wonderful, the match was wonderful, the italian team was brave. The Welsh were (are) friendly people.
By the way the Italian rugby team was in my same flight so they had the opportunity and the honour to know the Black Knight who, kindly, talked with them.
There I could run, between a rain and another, around a little natural lake named "The atlantic wharf" long, in my opinion km. 2,200 (1.36 ml) and, during the snowy day, on my nightmare: the dreadmill!!!!
Today I came back on the road but the 23 km. (14,3 ml) were painful and slow.

(The cliff of Cardiff)

(The Black Knight before the conquest of the Cardiff Castle)

(The Black Knight inspects the Cardiff castle after the conquest)


(The central tower of the Castle)



(The Black Knight and the Black Prince -his son- after the conquest)

(5 minutes before the Wales-Italy kick off)


(The Black Knight before the match)

21 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Black Knight! Very much looking forward to photos...

    And I agree, the dreadmill is certainly a terrible foe.

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  2. did the italian team acknowledge the great knight? i'd imagine a very fancy feast in his honor.

    the only positive thing i can think of about the dreadmill is the lack of rude comments from nuftis in utes.

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  3. glad you had a good trip and that you were able to run (although I would have skipped the dreadmill)

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  4. A good rest is a wonderful thing!! Take care now. Painful and slow is not a good thing.

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  5. hooray for vacation! be careful not to push too hard, you gotta be patient with yourself now :)

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  6. Those pics are fabulous! I love castles!

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  7. Looks like you had a great time in Cardiff. The Millennium Stadium is fantastic, isn't it? And the Italian team did you proud, too. Therefore they very well deserved their talk with the Black Knight.
    Now get better soon, and tackle the next marathon.

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  8. Glad your back matey! You are back in time to follow the NCAA basketball tournament! Great pictures and I hope you enjoyed it!

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  9. That pre-kickoff photo is breathtaking -- you can sense the energy! I bet it was so exciting.

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  10. Great photos! Love the one of you and your son! Looks like you had a blast!

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  11. How lucky was that rugby team of finding the Black Knight on the same flight!!!

    Nice pictures, welcome back!

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  12. Thanks for sharing the awesome photos! it's looks gorgeous there and good to know you had a fabulous time!

    A run is a run, even if it's slow.

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  13. Love the castle photos. I'd rather run in snow and ice then on a dreadmill, eh!

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  14. You look very comfortable in that castle - like you were born there.

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  15. very nice photo. See you saturday (I'll phone you before).

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  16. Glad you're back safe and sound. Luv the photos. I won't call on Saturday tho.

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  17. Can't say I've ever run on the dreadmill - don't want to either.

    Glad to hear you had a great break in cardiff - loved the photos.

    Take care with the running.

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  18. OMG... Cardiff is Gorgeous!!!! I will have to go there some day and visit our new castle.

    The strangest thing... I saw that soccer game!!! I stopped in to an italian place for lunch one day, and they had this game on the big screen. I think it's the only soccer game I have seen.... in years. Very strange that it's the one you were at. :)

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  19. It is good to have the Black Knight back. I hear that the Italian Rugby team are still talking about how lucky they were to be on your flight.

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  20. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    *mcjeanne*

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  21. I hope those rugby players realized what an honor it was to be in the presence of The Black Knight.

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