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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Submerged forest - Newgale


Another great photo of the submerged forest near the storm beach in Newgale, Pembs, following the Great Storm of a few days ago.  You only see exposures like this every few years, and this was a quite exceptional storm that has taken many thousands of tonnes of sand out to sea, revealing what lies beneath.  The storm beach ridge is in quite a state too -- and the road is still blocked.

At the height of the storm, this is what it looked like, with waves overtopping the ridge crest.


5 comments:

TonyH said...

No longer living in Wales these days, so no access to local news reports, but I dare say, to the north of Cardigan Bay, Borth and Aberdovey's vestiges of submerged forest are all the more in evidence now after the recent extreme weather and tides.

Anonymous said...

Went to newgale this weekend, first time since the storms. What unbelievable changes to a beautiful beach. Interesting walk but in a bit of a daze. Have all the pebbles and boulders down to the shore line been exposed from under sand or moved down from the pebble ridge by the power of the waves?

BRIAN JOHN said...

Name please, Anon! Most Anon submissions go straight into the bin.....
The storm beach sits on top of the submerged forest and peat beds -- so the latter extend under the beach, and under the flat boggy area used as a camping site in the summer.

The storm beach is moving inland inexorably, and human beings, in their stupidity, try to stop it.

Anonymous said...

Anon is Jo but don't want to create a profile, just an intetested party in whats happening to Newgale. Lived around Cleddau Estuary 10 years ago, Newgale was one of our favourite beaches, now have static caravan there.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Thanks Jo -- hope your caravan was and is above the water line!