Thursday, May 18, 2006
Fossil Hunt Herne Bay 17 May
A sunny day with some cloud.A walk along the foreshore under the sandy cliffs towards Reculver.
Obvious signs in the cliff strata ,of fossilised sea shells(very fragile)but the shark's teeth were elusive,and a low spring tide was needed to be in with a chance of finding any.Several parties of schoolchildren on the beach on a field trip,the teacher being quizzed by me for information.
At the visitor's centre (notice the apostrophe)we were mistaken for a Last of the Summer Wine tribute band.
We arrived at Reculver,and spotted a little cafe and had the usual english breakfast,reasonably priced and very welcome.We walked back along the top and then descended to the promenade ,enjoying the views of the Thames estuary and the new wind farm.About 6 miles in all.