Way back before I started this blog the wife and I decided one winters morning to take a trip to Lyme Regis which is only a couple of hours drive away. She just wanted the day out, a little shopping, a little sightseeing, but me, my interest was in the fossils that could be found there. I always wanted to try my luck at fossil hunting so we decided to meet half way, We'd go sightseeing for a couple of hours and spend a couple of hours fossil hunting. I took my bricklayer's brick hammer with me as this seemed a good tool to break open those rocks looking for fossils. We arrived and as it was not very good weather, heavy showers on and off, and a bit chilly, we did the shops and sightseeing first. I loved popping in and out of the shops there as many of them sold fossils and the sight of them and the thought of their age was exciting. I did not buy one as I wanted to find my own, its a bit more personal then but we decided to buy one if I found nothing.
The fossils pictured are the ones I found that day. I just fished them out the shed to take the photos and holding them again has made me even more determined to get back there. All found in two hours.
Lyme Regis is on the South Coast and is part of what they call the Jurassic Coast that runs for miles.
You can view Lyme Regis fossil hunting Website by clicking Lyme Regis Fossils and Fossil Collecting