Sunday, 4 March 2012
Yesterday to the wonderful beach at Kilve, amidst sunshine, spatterings of rain, blowy fresh air smelling of seaweed, gleaming rock pools, and layers of fossil-rich sedimentary shale and limestone.
And oh, what layers!
We came to look for the famous fossil ammonites. Ammonites! Huge ones, we were told. Be still, my beating heart.
They were there somewhere, but like Tricia's stag, we didn't spot them.
But we did find these smaller ones. Tosca, almost Jurassic herself, is kindly posing to give an idea of scale.
She should have worn her coat. I should have worn my thermal vest.
Flossie was just fine. Who needs thermals when there's water and a stick?
And friends to play with?
As the waves erode them, underlying fossils will be exposed.
We'll be back to seek and marvel again.
Posted by rachel at 09:00