A woman who went foraging for seaweed on a beach in Pembrokeshire found more than she bargained for when she discovered three World War II mines.
Julia Horton-Powdrill was walking along Caerfai beach, near St Davids, with the intention of collecting seaweed when she noticed a mine during low tide.
She then spotted two more in the watery sand, and believes they were unearthed by the rough sea.
Mrs Horton-Powdrill, a trained archaeologist who now runs foraging workshops, happened upon the mines after heading to the beach on Wednesday and finding the sea too rough to forage.
She told the BBC: "When I turned around and headed back up the beach I saw this very large iron object half submerged in the water.
"At first I thought it was some sort of Roman pottery as it was quite rusty. Then my second thought was it must be a mine.
"I took some photographs and then realised there was another similar-sized one even more submerged further along."
Julia then found a third one lying on its side with a hole in it.
She added: "I regularly walk on the beach and have never seen them before. So it's been a very exciting discovery."
It was originally reported that the mines were from WWI, but James Meek, head of field services at the trust, told Aol Travel: "We are fairly confident that they are of World War II date now.
"They have been known about since they were dragged onto the beach and made safe a number of decades ago, but are only visible at certain times when the sands have been removed from this part of the beach."
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