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searching for dinosaurs on the beach

we went to Charmouth beach to find fossils when we were on holiday. A man in the information desk recommended visiting Seatown at low tide and so we did.
i instantly hit gold (quite nearly literally) by finding 2 £1 coins on the beach in the pebbles
the only big fossil we found was this one stuck in a rock
here’s esther looking for fossils
we did eventually find loads of teeny fossils, but i didn’t take any pictures of them ! Sorry about that


this might make a nice desktop perhaps.

greetings from bournemouth

we had a family trip to bournemouth yesterday. it’s my favourite time of year to go beaching. not too warm (jumper weather) and as a result not very busy
i fiddled with this photo to try and get the contrast right but it went a bit retro, so i thought i’d turn it in to a wonky old postcard instead.
it’s a classic british scene – old lady in a big bikini adamant she’s going to lay in the sun, even though it was too cold. husband, reading the paper, shielded by the windbreak, a parasol and his hat. neither of them said anything to each other (except when he helped her get changed on the beach by holding a teeny weeny towel over her – jane and i turned our chairs to face the opposite direction at that bit!)

bucket and spade

yesterday i said i trusted the man with a beard more than a mad dressed up as a clown. but now i’d seen the colonel on the beach i’m not so sure. it’s all a little too eery for my liking.

not to scale

here is a temporary beach on the side of a viennese canal. all looks fine, except when you notice the size of those apples. that end deck chair wouldn’t suit anyone who had a fear of fruit !