Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Fossils, sea glass, ice cream and rock pooling

Just got back from a few days spent with lovely family on our Jurassic coastline, visiting Charmouth and Lyme Regis.

We spent Saturday pottering about on Charmouth beach collecting sea glass whilst the children jumped the waves (fully clothed LOL).  It is a beautiful beach with lots of big rocks, stones, pebbles and loads of sea glass.  If you are lucky you can also sometimes spot tiny fossils too.  The sad thing is that so many people come along with hammers and randomly smash the large rocks into pieces searching for fossils seemingly without thought or care for the environment and without any knowledge of what to look for.  There is also a really good fossil centre right on the beach too.

We spent Sunday at a donkey sanctuary which was lovely, donkeys are such beautiful and wise creatures although some of them had us laughing at their antics as well.  If you would like to take a look at their website details are www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Yesterday was spent in Lyme Regis, a lovely seaside town where we spent some time walking along the Cobb, eating the biggest ice cream ever and then rock pooling finished off with chips on the seafront.

It is a beautiful part of the country and one where I spent a lot of time visiting as a child so it holds wonderful memories for me.

Charmouth beach is one of my favourites, I just have to remember to look up occasionally and admire the view as I seem to spend all my time looking for sea glass and pretty pebbles LOL


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