It came to pass on a wet and and windy Sunday morning that MrsM insisted that MrM and MissM accompany her on a Geological Adventure and they all drove to Sandymouth beach.
MrsM waved her arms grandiloquently in the general direction of the cliffs and pronounced them mostly sandstone from the Upper Carboniferous ~310 mya which is Langsettian (Westphalian A) to Bolsovian (Westphalian C) in age. Or some such combination of the incomprehensible words that she had recently read on the internet.
MissM didn't mind too much because she likes walking along the beach and paddling in the sea even if it is wet and windy but MrM thought longingly of his Sunday papers and trudged along behind them like an elderly dog who has been dragged away from the fireside. In the end MrsM agreed that she had absorbed as much Geology as she could cope with and they all repaired to the cafe for hot drinks.
I love that beach. I have fond memories of the cafe's hot chocolate too...ReplyDelete
I am very pleased that you posted the last picture because I had no idea of scale until then!ReplyDelete
Any surfers around? We've had many holidays staying at Arlington and Duckpool and usually managed a day or two surfing on Sandymouth. Who could forget the handstand while surfing competition.ReplyDelete
they are magnificent rocks - and such edible looking toffee and fudge coloursReplyDelete
oh my. I do like your renewed passion for rocks xReplyDelete
Had to check the location of this beach, as I'm fond of a bit of geology too (on a very amateur level) and have on occasions been found tracing the physical geography of an area with a map - you know one of those paper things from the past, that were actually one of the local library's best kept lending secrets!ReplyDelete
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