Over the years if there have been big storms, especially during the winter months it has often been possible to see parts of the Ancient Petrified Forest, hidden under the shifting sands of Tywyn Beach.
So at the moment as I write it is no surprise that the Ancient Forest is at low tides still visible but for how long this time none of us know. Apparently the existence of this forest is sometimes held up as evidence for the existence of Cantre'r Gwaelod, a mythical lost land hidden beneath the waters of Cardigan Bay.
The recent winter storms which battered the coast of Wales have exposed once again previously hidden traces of the areas Stone Age landscape. A four mile stretch of our coastline here in Tywyn on the west coast of Wales has been so altered by the sea that it was pushed back 50 feet (15 metres). There have been some interesting finds from deer antlers to WWII items and the coast has even been featured on national television.
What the sea exposes it can also take away again without warning, with this in mind I have been taking photos of the petrified remains as I find them fascinating.
It struck me that maybe my Travel Tales readers may also be interested in seeing my impressions of the Ancient Forest as viewed through my camera lens. The following photos are just a selection of the many I have taken the rest of of which can be viewed in My Flickr Albums in the collection entitled Tywyn Out and About 2014
I hope you found the virtual tour of the Ancient Forest interesting, I certainly had fun taking the photos and maybe the sea will let us enjoy the the phenomenon for a little longer, as it is proving to be a tourist attraction. If you have not already seen the News Videos I have included one here.
The video I have shared from YouTube is courtesy of Ace Science News
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All photos are my own taken in February 2014
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More photos may also be viewed individually in the set entitled