A second day of gales and torrential rain means no naturalizing trips to the beach. However, there may be good stuff to be found when the weather settles. Yesterday's northerly wind will have driven ashore large waves which will have caused cliff falls bringing down ammonites and - we hope - more besides. An icthyosaur skull would be nice. Even today, still in a howling gale and lashed by horizontal rain, the indefatigable Yorkshire Coast Fossils were out on a prospecting trip just to check the lie of the beach for when the low pressure clears off to make someone else's life a misery.