This month's coast column was inspired by this photo of an ammonite cast on the beach. In almost a decade of taking natural history photos on Runswick Bay beach this is one of my favourites:
The March Dalesman is out now £2.90. My coast column is admirably sandwiched between great things like Yorkshire poet laureate Ian MacMillan (follow his minute by minute twitter poetry @IMcMillan), photographer John Potter's captivation by trees, Chronicles of Kelderdale and Wild Yorkshire where someone has been gazumped by sparrows. I know how he feels; a fulmar threw up all over me once. When that happens you don't wash your clothes, you burn them.