25 Sep 2012

The Bay today...

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.

2 comments:

biobabbler said...

I had to read this post 'cause I just WANTED TO SEE RAIN. Live in inland California & Mon and Tue are supposed to be 98 and I'm a little freaked out. =)

Hadn't thought about stormy seas bringing ammonites. Shells, yes, learned from my grandmother, but ancient goodies from cliff walls? Nice!

Peter McGrath said...

Biobabbler, next time it tanks down I'll do a precipitation post for you.