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<p>Another great day on our #england tour. We started on the red coast of the #jurassiccoastworldheritagesite @jurassiccoastofficial at Sidmouth and #ladrambay where we saw #triassic river channels and had a refreshing swim. We then moved on to #dawlish where we saw #permian desert dune deposits and breccias along side the main train line. In the afternoon we reached the #englishriviera #unesco #geopark @englishrivieraglobalgeopark in the county of #devon which lends its name to the #devonian period. Our first stop was the amazing @kents_cavern a cave in #devonian #limestone. In these caves 3 different species of hominids have lived and a 44,000 year human jaw bone has been found. Hundreds of #cavebear #fossils as well as #hyena #lions and #mammoth have also been found. We then walked out to #hopesnose where in the past native gold has been found. We saw many different minerals, brachiopod fossils, a raised beach and an old iron mine.</p>

Another great day on our #england tour. We started on the red coast of the #jurassiccoastworldheritagesite @jurassiccoastofficial at Sidmouth and #ladrambay where we saw #triassic river channels and had a refreshing swim. We then moved on to #dawlish where we saw #permian desert dune deposits and breccias along side the main train line. In the afternoon we reached the #englishriviera #unesco #geopark @englishrivieraglobalgeopark in the county of #devon which lends its name to the #devonian period. Our first stop was the amazing @kents_cavern a cave in #devonian #limestone. In these caves 3 different species of hominids have lived and a 44,000 year human jaw bone has been found. Hundreds of #cavebear #fossils as well as #hyena #lions and #mammoth have also been found. We then walked out to #hopesnose where in the past native gold has been found. We saw many different minerals, brachiopod fossils, a raised beach and an old iron mine.

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Lovely day in #lymeregis in the @jurassiccoastofficial #worldheritage site. In the morning when the tide was high we visited #dinosaurland museum, @lymemuseum and various #fossil shops like #thelymefossilshop and @oldforgefossil We then headed to #charmouth and walked #stonebarrow beach below #blackvenmarls and #belamnitemarls finding some ammonite and belamnites which was good going considering the lack of recent storms and large number of summer collectors. We also visited the #charmouthheritagecentre and saw David Attenborough’s #icthyosaur Finally we returned to #lymeregis visiting #monmouthbeach with its #ammonite graveyard and giant amminites. (at Lyme Regis)</p>

Lovely day in #lymeregis in the @jurassiccoastofficial #worldheritage site. In the morning when the tide was high we visited #dinosaurland museum, @lymemuseum and various #fossil shops like #thelymefossilshop and @oldforgefossil We then headed to #charmouth and walked #stonebarrow beach below #blackvenmarls and #belamnitemarls finding some ammonite and belamnites which was good going considering the lack of recent storms and large number of summer collectors. We also visited the #charmouthheritagecentre and saw David Attenborough’s #icthyosaur Finally we returned to #lymeregis visiting #monmouthbeach with its #ammonite graveyard and giant amminites. (at Lyme Regis)

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>A great first day of our #england trip. We visited 3 #worldheritage sites today! @romanbathsuk @stonehenge and @jurassiccoastofficial @unesco.earth Our first stop was Britain’s best #geothermal feature and best #roman remains: the Roman Baths and Scared Spring. We then journeyed across the Salisbury Plain to #stonehenge a 5000 year old temple and monument. With Ordovician #dolerite from the Preseli mountains in Wales being used to make the inner #bluestones - how did the people get the stones from Wales to Stonehenge? Amazing! The outer Sarcen stones are made from locally derived Oligocene sandstone. We then journeyed on the the #jurassiccoast World Heritage Site where we will be for the next 2.5 days. We visited #oldharry rocks - impressive #seastacks, #arches and #caves made from #cretecous #chalk  (at Old Harry Rocks)</p>

A great first day of our #england trip. We visited 3 #worldheritage sites today! @romanbathsuk @stonehenge and @jurassiccoastofficial @unesco.earth Our first stop was Britain’s best #geothermal feature and best #roman remains: the Roman Baths and Scared Spring. We then journeyed across the Salisbury Plain to #stonehenge a 5000 year old temple and monument. With Ordovician #dolerite from the Preseli mountains in Wales being used to make the inner #bluestones - how did the people get the stones from Wales to Stonehenge? Amazing! The outer Sarcen stones are made from locally derived Oligocene sandstone. We then journeyed on the the #jurassiccoast World Heritage Site where we will be for the next 2.5 days. We visited #oldharry rocks - impressive #seastacks, #arches and #caves made from #cretecous #chalk (at Old Harry Rocks)

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>After a great recce in the USA last week, we are now in the City Bath World Heritage Site home of Britain’s best geothermal feature: the Roman Baths, starting our England trip. For the next 9 days we will be travelling around south west England, visiting 4 World Heritage Sites, 2 National Parks and 1 Geopark. <a href="https://ift.tt/2LaZoDY">https://ift.tt/2LaZoDY</a></p>

After a great recce in the USA last week, we are now in the City Bath World Heritage Site home of Britain’s best geothermal feature: the Roman Baths, starting our England trip. For the next 9 days we will be travelling around south west England, visiting 4 World Heritage Sites, 2 National Parks and 1 Geopark. https://ift.tt/2LaZoDY

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>At London Gatwick Airport flying out to Bozeman Montana to recce this trip: <a href="https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr">https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr</a> that I will be leading in October <a href="https://ift.tt/2luRjPr">https://ift.tt/2luRjPr</a></p>

At London Gatwick Airport flying out to Bozeman Montana to recce this trip: https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr that I will be leading in October https://ift.tt/2luRjPr

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>Today I took took 2 guests from New Zealand on our Welsh Dinosaur Day Tour. We saw the best Triassic #dinosaurtrackway in Europe and the discovery site of the #dracoraptor #WelshDinosaur at #LavernockPoint  We also visited #BarryIsland and saw Carboniferous limestone packed full of fossils and unconformably overlaid by Triassic sediments. Additionally we saw beautiful #Jurassic #bluelias cliffs At #NashPoint #Wales #valeofglamorgan #geology #geotourism  <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/welsh-dinosaur-day-trip.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/welsh-dinosaur-day-trip.php</a> (at Barry, Vale of Glamorgan)</p>

Today I took took 2 guests from New Zealand on our Welsh Dinosaur Day Tour. We saw the best Triassic #dinosaurtrackway in Europe and the discovery site of the #dracoraptor #WelshDinosaur at #LavernockPoint We also visited #BarryIsland and saw Carboniferous limestone packed full of fossils and unconformably overlaid by Triassic sediments. Additionally we saw beautiful #Jurassic #bluelias cliffs At #NashPoint #Wales #valeofglamorgan #geology #geotourism http://www.geoworldtravel.com/welsh-dinosaur-day-trip.php (at Barry, Vale of Glamorgan)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today I took took 2 guests from New Zealand on our Welsh Dinosaur Day Tour. We saw the best Triassic #dinosaurtrackway in Europe and the discovery site of the #dracoraptor #WelshDinosaur at #LavernockPoint  We also visited #BarryIsland and saw Carboniferous limestone packed full of fossils and unconformably overlaid by Triassic sediments. Additionally we saw beautiful #Jurassic #bluelias cliffs At #NashPoint #Wales #valeofglamorgan #geology #geotourism  <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/welsh-dinosaur-day-trip.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/welsh-dinosaur-day-trip.php</a> (at Barry, Vale of Glamorgan)</p>

Today I took took 2 guests from New Zealand on our Welsh Dinosaur Day Tour. We saw the best Triassic #dinosaurtrackway in Europe and the discovery site of the #dracoraptor #WelshDinosaur at #LavernockPoint We also visited #BarryIsland and saw Carboniferous limestone packed full of fossils and unconformably overlaid by Triassic sediments. Additionally we saw beautiful #Jurassic #bluelias cliffs At #NashPoint #Wales #valeofglamorgan #geology #geotourism http://www.geoworldtravel.com/welsh-dinosaur-day-trip.php (at Barry, Vale of Glamorgan)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>A great last day to our #Scotland trip - #siccarpoint considered by many to be the world’s most important #geosite. #Silurian sediments lain down in submarine slides down the continental shelf, then squeezed, folded and tilted. Later this was eroded then in the #Devonian angular fragments of this rock slipped down steep slopes and were  moved on by seasonal rivers and then slightly later still rivers deposited sands in the wet season and winds blew fine grains depositing dunes in the dry season. Then later still all these sediments were further titled by tectonic movements. All of this took an awful lot time - James Hutton realised this and thus was one of the Fathers of Geology! In additional to all this #geology we had a great picnic on the cliff tops and admired the passing #dolphins and #seabirds (at Siccar Point)</p>

A great last day to our #Scotland trip - #siccarpoint considered by many to be the world’s most important #geosite. #Silurian sediments lain down in submarine slides down the continental shelf, then squeezed, folded and tilted. Later this was eroded then in the #Devonian angular fragments of this rock slipped down steep slopes and were moved on by seasonal rivers and then slightly later still rivers deposited sands in the wet season and winds blew fine grains depositing dunes in the dry season. Then later still all these sediments were further titled by tectonic movements. All of this took an awful lot time - James Hutton realised this and thus was one of the Fathers of Geology! In additional to all this #geology we had a great picnic on the cliff tops and admired the passing #dolphins and #seabirds (at Siccar Point)

Posted 9 weeks ago
<p>We had a great penultimate day on our #Scotland #geology trip, visiting #fingalscave on #Staffa with its incredible cooling columns in its 50ma lava flows. We also visited #Lunga where we saw many seabirds including #puffins and #Mull where we saw a #whitetailedseaeagle (at Fingal’s Cave)</p>

We had a great penultimate day on our #Scotland #geology trip, visiting #fingalscave on #Staffa with its incredible cooling columns in its 50ma lava flows. We also visited #Lunga where we saw many seabirds including #puffins and #Mull where we saw a #whitetailedseaeagle (at Fingal’s Cave)

Posted 9 weeks ago
<p>We had a great penultimate day on our #Scotland #geology trip, visiting #fingalscave on #Staffa with its incredible cooling columns in its 50ma lava flows. We also visited #Lunga where we saw many seabirds including #puffins and #Mull where we saw a #whitetailedseaeagle (at Fingal’s Cave)</p>

We had a great penultimate day on our #Scotland #geology trip, visiting #fingalscave on #Staffa with its incredible cooling columns in its 50ma lava flows. We also visited #Lunga where we saw many seabirds including #puffins and #Mull where we saw a #whitetailedseaeagle (at Fingal’s Cave)

Posted 9 weeks ago