Sunken forest

Lowest tide of the year today, so I headed down to Borth Beach to see the 5000 years old 'sunken forest' ... an annual fix for me. To explain: these tree stumps are the remains of the forest that grew here. Only at very low tide at this time of year following the winter storms, which scour away the sand, is so much of it visible. The rest of the year it is mostly under the sand where it is preserved by the salt water. The darker patches of 'sand' are the remains of the peat floor of the forest.

Expect more shots!
Lookkng forward to more shots!
posted February 2nd, 2018  
Years since I have been to Borth - cracking shot. Fav
posted February 2nd, 2018  
So very cool! thanks for sharing!
posted February 2nd, 2018  
Fabulous capture
posted February 2nd, 2018  
Very interesting, not been to Borth in years and didn't know about this.
posted February 2nd, 2018  
We have a beach like this too here. Its a real tourist spot! Petrified forest!
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Fabulous capture! Such a great tradition to partake in.
The information really adds to this shot and is so very interesting. thank you for sharing.
I love the horizontal layers here.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Nicely shot. Great light and focus.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
How interesting. Great shot.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
fascinating. and a terrific annual pilgrimage.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Great photo!
posted February 3rd, 2018  
A very special treat for you. This is a rather spectacular image.
posted February 4th, 2018  
This is wonderful to see GREAT capture fav
posted February 4th, 2018  
@maggiemae A petrified forest would be one in which the wood has been naturally replaced by minerals, Maggie. Here the wood has been naturally preserved.
posted February 4th, 2018  
@dorsethelen Hurry up... Borth's last ever sea defences have been built... it has been announced that they will not be replaced when they are no longer up to the job! Thank you for the fav and for the comment.
posted February 4th, 2018  
@francoise Thanks Francoise...hardly a pilgrimage.. only about 6 miles down the road! Lucky me!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Fabulous!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Fascinating! So is the Wood becoming mineralized? What a cool thing to see.
posted February 5th, 2018  
it must be exciting to be on the wait for this. it is indeed fascinating and i must find some write ups on this, as they quite intrigue. in my old country i've been to a place where a whole town is submerged in the sea when it was buried during a long ago volcano eruption. it is spine tingling to see tombs and headstones deep in the water. i would imagine the feeling would be the same for this as i make out in my mind the make up of the trees when once they stood there.
posted February 7th, 2018  
"Hiraeth mawr a hiraeth calon " such a wonderful little place - I haven't been able to go to Borth for years and this brings back such feelings and memories !. A wonderful capture in tones colour and light , David - a big fav
posted April 12th, 2018  
@beryl Diolch yn fawr, Beryl... yn wyr, mae'n arbennig iawn
posted April 13th, 2018  
@pixelchix Just noticed your question... the wood is not mineralised, it has been preserved beneath the sea bed for a few thousand years. We see it at very low tide after the storms of winter. Because the sea bed gets disturbed by these storms it can look different from one year to the next.
posted April 13th, 2018  
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