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B 212 C 22 E Apr 10, 2014 F Apr 20, 2014
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Pentre Ifan , 3,500 BC stands in a commanding postion north east of Carningli Mountain., Pembrokeshire
The hilltop site overlooks NEWPORT Bay and provides a beautiful setting. The builders thought the interred soul (or souls) was closer to the Spirit World and also closer to the Sun, whose essence was worshipped as the giver of life, warmth and abundance.
The most popular megalithic site in Wales, Pentre Ifan is a burial chamber with a huge capstone poised on three uprights. Pentre Ifan means Ivan's Village. It dates back to 3500 BC and unusually north-south, stands on the slopes of a ridge with extensive views over the Nevern Valley. The capstone weighs over 16 tons; it is 5m (16ft 6in) long and 2.4m (8ft) off the ground. The stones of the chamber are all of local igneous rock; on the portal stone there is a faint decorative cupmark.
Excavations in 1936-7 and 1958-9 showed that the burial chamber originally lay within a shallow oval pit, and that the trapezoidal mound of earth covering it was up to 36m (120ft) long.
No trace of burials was found here, but we may assume that such a large tomb would have been used for collective burial over many years. The number of artefacts discovered was very small; a recent analysis suggests that Pentre Ifan may be a structure built in two periods:
Local lore says that sometimes fairies are seen here: they are described as 'little children in clothes like soldiers' clothes and with red caps'.

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B 291 C 25 E Apr 9, 2014 F Apr 19, 2014
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This is the largest of the beaches at Newport with almost a mile of flat sand stretching across the bay below Newport Golf Course. , belonging to Newport Golf Links Hotel – where we stayed .Here all rooms have this view ! At times the sea is this aqua blue , reflecting the sky tones.

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B 386 C 42 E Apr 9, 2014 F Apr 18, 2014
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Late afternoon on Newport Sands Beach , South Wales

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B 386 C 29 E Apr 9, 2014 F Apr 17, 2014
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Treath Mawr --Big Sands ,
Newport , Pembrokeshire.
Vista towards the Parrog Harbour.

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B 442 C 38 E Apr 9, 2014 F Apr 16, 2014
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COTTAGE ON NEVERN ESTUARY , Newport , Pembrokeshire

An idyllic heaven . overlooking Nevern estuary
The slope of Carn Igli Mountain is in the background.

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