We enjoyed a sunny afternoon at the seafront in Aberystwyth, in west Wales. Aberystwyth is a historic market town and holiday resort. Having a university college, it is a major Welsh educational centre as well.
The Royal Pier has a length of 242 meters (794 ft). The original pier dates from 1865 and was much longer, but severe storms damaged the construction many times. After World War 2 it was in such a poor state that it was closed. In the 1980's a lot of money was spent for improvements. Nowadays it's a pleasure pier, with a restaurant and gambling machines.