The far end of the beach, with Newport across the estuary.
Left of the last photo, with Carn Ingli in the background. When I had finished my degree, a group of the girls I was at Uni with (studying Archaeology), stayed nearby at Brithdir Mawr and climbed up Carn Ingli with a bottle of champers and some home-baked goodies. Magic.
Looking back down the estuary towards the road bridge. Hidden on the left are old lime kilns.
I got my OH to stop on the bridge across the estuary. You can see the position of Carn Ingli here. There is a hillfort on the top, with the remains of hut circles too. A very apt place for us to celebrate our Archaeology degrees!
Lots of photos of the estuary by the bridge. This area was very important in prehistory and we found Mesolithic arrowheads here, caught up in the tussocks of reeds in the river (see the photo 2 down, looking towards the sea). As you can imagine, an important estuary for wildlife at various times of the year, especially geese and other edible birds. Plus fish, shellfish, and other marine foods, and deer in this (at the time heavily-wooded) area.
Out of sight on the left bank of the estuary, in the photo above, and now surrounded by bungalows!, is Carreg Coitan Arthur, a Neolithic burial chamber which would have been the first thing anyone fording the river here in those times would have seen. It was a place of the ancestors, and clearly said "this is OUR land."
Finally, back to the auction, where I noticed some colour-co-ordinated parking . . .