After a week of grey skies and showers Summer made an overdue return to Penarth this afternoon.
On the Esplanade the City of Cardiff Community Brass Band was providing the traditional weekend extra-mural concert outside the Penarth Pier Pavilion.
A passing horse liked the music so much appeared to want to take over conducting the band and began beating time with its right front hoof – much the the amusement of passers by and Piermaster Peter Andrews.
Meanwhile out on the sea the MV Balmoral was having a rather better day of it.
After winds and heavy swell had disrupted some sailings earlier in the week, today the little ship – as much a part of Penarth as the Pier itself – managed to carry out all her scheduled trips.
The forecast for tomorrow is for westerly winds and the same kind of sunny spells as today