Pebbles Pleasure II - The final mission
Finally, I found the time to head to Peacehaven on a sunny day and low tide. I confess, I didn't find any great small sample to take home, but it is just amazing how the site is covered in gigantic sculpture-like ammonite fossils. They are, literally, all over the place. In a single place, you can find 6 or seven massive ammonite fossils being exposed and dissolved by the sea tides.
|fossil at Peacehaven|
|stepping on an ammonite fossil|
|towards friars bay direction|
Even more interesting, was the fact that there were many informative texts written with chalk on the concrete walls of the undercliff walk pathway, pointing to examples of fossils and rocks. It was, indeed, most educative, thanks to whoever wrote them, and the good weather that didn't wash out the texts before I had the opportunity to find them.
The new object was another echnoid fossil, but this time, different from the previous ones I had found close to Brighton. Also, I found another echnoid on one of the beaches, well camouflaged among the other stones, this one was a flint echinoid (see last picture).
Now, it is time to have a break, before my house gets overloaded with stones. Unfortunately, the equipment to cut stones costs quite a lot and I am not ready yet to take this so seriously. Nevertheless, I am very grateful for the experience and I hope I can cary on with new expeditions next summer.