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<p>After recce-ing the trip in June, I’m on my way back to the USA to lead a group of 5 people on GeoWorld Travel’s “USA: Yellowstone, Dinosaurs and Grand Canyon” trip <a href="https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr">https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr</a> <a href="https://ift.tt/2RJ8Oul">https://ift.tt/2RJ8Oul</a></p>

After recce-ing the trip in June, I’m on my way back to the USA to lead a group of 5 people on GeoWorld Travel’s “USA: Yellowstone, Dinosaurs and Grand Canyon” trip https://ift.tt/2yFm1Pr https://ift.tt/2RJ8Oul

Posted 1 day ago
<p>#mountblanc from the window of the plane as we flew over the #alps today. We are now in Naples. We will visiting Vesuvius and Pompeii tomorrow <a href="https://ift.tt/2OG0pG5">https://ift.tt/2OG0pG5</a></p>

#mountblanc from the window of the plane as we flew over the #alps today. We are now in Naples. We will visiting Vesuvius and Pompeii tomorrow https://ift.tt/2OG0pG5

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>At Manchester Airport heading to Italy to start the GeoWorld Travel “Italy - The Classic Volcanoes” tour. <a href="https://ift.tt/2QLRxjr">https://ift.tt/2QLRxjr</a></p>

At Manchester Airport heading to Italy to start the GeoWorld Travel “Italy - The Classic Volcanoes” tour. https://ift.tt/2QLRxjr

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>WOW! What a day… just so much to see in the #myvatn area! We started with the mighty #krafla #volcano and saw its #viti #crater and fissures that caused the Myvatn Fires. It was then off to #hverir to see the #fumeroles and #mudpots before extension faults of the plate boundary and an ascent of the huge tephra  cone #hverfjall (one of the largest in the world). This was followed by the amazing former drained lava lake with lava towers caused by phreatic explosions called<br/>
#dimmuborgir. It was then to the #rootlesscones so characteristic of #myvatn before a cup of coffee at #goðafoss #waterfall at the night at #akureyri (at Hverir)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnpIn_CF_D5/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=7ilasy08c8o9">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnpIn_CF_D5/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=7ilasy08c8o9</a></p>

WOW! What a day… just so much to see in the #myvatn area! We started with the mighty #krafla #volcano and saw its #viti #crater and fissures that caused the Myvatn Fires. It was then off to #hverir to see the #fumeroles and #mudpots before extension faults of the plate boundary and an ascent of the huge tephra cone #hverfjall (one of the largest in the world). This was followed by the amazing former drained lava lake with lava towers caused by phreatic explosions called
#dimmuborgir. It was then to the #rootlesscones so characteristic of #myvatn before a cup of coffee at #goðafoss #waterfall at the night at #akureyri (at Hverir)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnpIn_CF_D5/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=7ilasy08c8o9

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Today was the last day of our #iceland tour. We drove from Akueryri to Reykjavik stopping at #grabrok crater en-route. We head to Italy next week for our ‘Classic Volcanoes’ tour. (at Grábrók - Hreðavatnsskáli)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hwyqa6nw515v">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hwyqa6nw515v</a></p>

Today was the last day of our #iceland tour. We drove from Akueryri to Reykjavik stopping at #grabrok crater en-route. We head to Italy next week for our ‘Classic Volcanoes’ tour. (at Grábrók - Hreðavatnsskáli)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1hwyqa6nw515v

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Our #iceland journey continues. Today we examined the eroded remains of magma chambers in east Iceland before heading north to reach #dettifoss the most powerful waterfall in Europe. (at Dettifoss)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnjqLaQFQBp/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6192hctsalbd">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnjqLaQFQBp/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6192hctsalbd</a></p>

Our #iceland journey continues. Today we examined the eroded remains of magma chambers in east Iceland before heading north to reach #dettifoss the most powerful waterfall in Europe. (at Dettifoss)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnjqLaQFQBp/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6192hctsalbd

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Great day with much improved weather on our #iceland tour. The first stop was #skogafoss #waterfall followed by Petursey followed by #reynisfjara beach in the #katlageopark to see the #columnarbasalt We then stopped at Iceland’s highest cliff before reaching #skaftafell in the #vatnajökull #nationalpark here we hiked to #svartifoss #waterfall We then stopped at a site to look at #obsidian and great views of #öræfajökull #volcano (Iceland’s highest mountain and 3rd largest volcano) before visiting #fjallsarlon glacial lagoon followed by #jokulsarlon<br/>
to see the icebergs in the lagoon and ice on the beach. We spent the night in Hofn. (at Skaftafell - Vatnajökull National Park)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnhY7eTFune/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1rtrlx6zs3g9n">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnhY7eTFune/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1rtrlx6zs3g9n</a></p>

Great day with much improved weather on our #iceland tour. The first stop was #skogafoss #waterfall followed by Petursey followed by #reynisfjara beach in the #katlageopark to see the #columnarbasalt We then stopped at Iceland’s highest cliff before reaching #skaftafell in the #vatnajökull #nationalpark here we hiked to #svartifoss #waterfall We then stopped at a site to look at #obsidian and great views of #öræfajökull #volcano (Iceland’s highest mountain and 3rd largest volcano) before visiting #fjallsarlon glacial lagoon followed by #jokulsarlon
to see the icebergs in the lagoon and ice on the beach. We spent the night in Hofn. (at Skaftafell - Vatnajökull National Park)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnhY7eTFune/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1rtrlx6zs3g9n

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>We had a great 1st day to our #Iceland trip. First we visited #reykjanes #geopark stopping at the Bridge between the Continents, and Reykjanesta where the Mid Atlantic Ridge comes out if the sea. We then visited the #krýsuvík #geothermal fields and the nearby green lake Graenavatn which is a #maar (a phreatic explosion crater). We then journeyed on past Reykjavik to Thingvellir #nationalpark here we walked down the famous #almannagjá fault which is the normal fault of the mid Atlantic Ridge graben. We then moved on the #geysir which lends its name to all the world’s geysirs where we saw #strokkur geysir erupt several times. Our final stop of the day was the mighty #gullfoss #waterfall. The night was spent in Hella. (at Strokkur Geysir, Iceland)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BncGdHgFWcL/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12o66v46ke4b">https://www.instagram.com/p/BncGdHgFWcL/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12o66v46ke4b</a></p>

We had a great 1st day to our #Iceland trip. First we visited #reykjanes #geopark stopping at the Bridge between the Continents, and Reykjanesta where the Mid Atlantic Ridge comes out if the sea. We then visited the #krýsuvík #geothermal fields and the nearby green lake Graenavatn which is a #maar (a phreatic explosion crater). We then journeyed on past Reykjavik to Thingvellir #nationalpark here we walked down the famous #almannagjá fault which is the normal fault of the mid Atlantic Ridge graben. We then moved on the #geysir which lends its name to all the world’s geysirs where we saw #strokkur geysir erupt several times. Our final stop of the day was the mighty #gullfoss #waterfall. The night was spent in Hella. (at Strokkur Geysir, Iceland)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BncGdHgFWcL/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=12o66v46ke4b

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Coming down to land in the Reykjanes UNESCO #geopark . Directly below the engine you can see the mid Atlantic Ridge rising out of the sea. (at Reykjanes Unesco Global Geopark - Iceland)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnaloCZFCyo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xpqz1smk0x4n">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnaloCZFCyo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xpqz1smk0x4n</a></p>

Coming down to land in the Reykjanes UNESCO #geopark . Directly below the engine you can see the mid Atlantic Ridge rising out of the sea. (at Reykjanes Unesco Global Geopark - Iceland)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnaloCZFCyo/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xpqz1smk0x4n

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Today was the last day of our #iceland tour. We drove from Akueryri to Reykjavik stopping at #grabrok crater en-route. We head to Italy next week for our ‘Classic Volcanoes’ tour. (at Grábrók - Hreðavatnsskáli)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1f49cle17m0i7">https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1f49cle17m0i7</a></p>

Today was the last day of our #iceland tour. We drove from Akueryri to Reykjavik stopping at #grabrok crater en-route. We head to Italy next week for our ‘Classic Volcanoes’ tour. (at Grábrók - Hreðavatnsskáli)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrZ0O0FWyw/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1f49cle17m0i7

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>We had a great 2nd day on our #iceland tour despite rainy conditions. We took the ferry over to the Westman Islands and learnt how they formed and the amazing story of the 1973 eruption. Once back on the mainland we visited #seljalandfoss #waterfall and learnt about the 2010 #eyjafjallajokull eruption. (at Vestmannaeyjar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnen9JcFRLt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=jk65drb9nj03">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnen9JcFRLt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=jk65drb9nj03</a></p>

We had a great 2nd day on our #iceland tour despite rainy conditions. We took the ferry over to the Westman Islands and learnt how they formed and the amazing story of the 1973 eruption. Once back on the mainland we visited #seljalandfoss #waterfall and learnt about the 2010 #eyjafjallajokull eruption. (at Vestmannaeyjar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnen9JcFRLt/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=jk65drb9nj03

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>Coming down to land in the Reykjanes UNESCO #geopark . Directly below the engine you can see the mid Atlantic Ridge rising out of the sea. <a href="https://ift.tt/2CutG4L">https://ift.tt/2CutG4L</a></p>

Coming down to land in the Reykjanes UNESCO #geopark . Directly below the engine you can see the mid Atlantic Ridge rising out of the sea. https://ift.tt/2CutG4L

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>I’m at Manchester airport (England) en-route to Iceland, to lead a fully booked tour checking out it’s wonderful geology! <a href="https://ift.tt/2exDBHU">https://ift.tt/2exDBHU</a> <a href="https://ift.tt/2wHJjzC">https://ift.tt/2wHJjzC</a></p>

I’m at Manchester airport (England) en-route to Iceland, to lead a fully booked tour checking out it’s wonderful geology! https://ift.tt/2exDBHU https://ift.tt/2wHJjzC

Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>Took 2 guests and a dog on our #geology of the #fforrestfawr #geopark today. Stops included Llandovery which lends its name to the Llandovery epoch of the #silurian #sawdde gorge SSI where important fish fossils have been found and marine sediments Silurian sediments can be seen trangresing into terrestrial sediments. We then went to #herbertsquarry on the #blackmountain followed by #henllysvale #colliery where #coal and #ironstone could be seen in situ. This was followed by the highest #waterfall in the @fforestfawrgeopark #henryhd before seeing fossil trees in #pontneddfehan It was then on to #dinasrock and #bwamaen fold with the Neath Valley Disturbance fault. We then saw #maenllia #standingstone which is made of #devonian #calcrete before ending the day on #mynyddilltyd to see a kettle hole, moraine and spectacular views over th whole #breconbeacons #nationalpark. (at Fforest Fawr)</p>

Took 2 guests and a dog on our #geology of the #fforrestfawr #geopark today. Stops included Llandovery which lends its name to the Llandovery epoch of the #silurian #sawdde gorge SSI where important fish fossils have been found and marine sediments Silurian sediments can be seen trangresing into terrestrial sediments. We then went to #herbertsquarry on the #blackmountain followed by #henllysvale #colliery where #coal and #ironstone could be seen in situ. This was followed by the highest #waterfall in the @fforestfawrgeopark #henryhd before seeing fossil trees in #pontneddfehan It was then on to #dinasrock and #bwamaen fold with the Neath Valley Disturbance fault. We then saw #maenllia #standingstone which is made of #devonian #calcrete before ending the day on #mynyddilltyd to see a kettle hole, moraine and spectacular views over th whole #breconbeacons #nationalpark. (at Fforest Fawr)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p><a href="https://breconbeaconstours.tumblr.com/post/177141262705/we-had-a-great-day-walking-the-neuadd-horseshoe" class="tumblr_blog">breconbeaconstours</a>:</p><blockquote><p>We had a great day walking the Neuadd horseshoe climbing Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn, and Fan y Big #breconbeacons (at Fan y Big)</p></blockquote>

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We had a great day walking the Neuadd horseshoe climbing Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn, and Fan y Big #breconbeacons (at Fan y Big)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Another awesome dinosaur day! The first stop was the town of #dinosaur in #colorado we then drove via Douglas Pass to #fruita. Here we saw the discovery site of the first known #apatosaurus / #brontosaurus Next we went to the Fruita Paleontolgical Area and saw an #allosaurus vertebra embedded in the rock. At Rabbit Valley we saw both #camarasaurus and #diplodocus vertebrae embedded in the rock - really amazing! We the continued to the #copperridge #dinosaurtrackway seeing #sauropod and #therepod tracks. Our final stop was the #millcanyon trackway which is one of the best lower #cretaceous trackways anywhere in the world with over 200 different tracks from several different species!</p>

Another awesome dinosaur day! The first stop was the town of #dinosaur in #colorado we then drove via Douglas Pass to #fruita. Here we saw the discovery site of the first known #apatosaurus / #brontosaurus Next we went to the Fruita Paleontolgical Area and saw an #allosaurus vertebra embedded in the rock. At Rabbit Valley we saw both #camarasaurus and #diplodocus vertebrae embedded in the rock - really amazing! We the continued to the #copperridge #dinosaurtrackway seeing #sauropod and #therepod tracks. Our final stop was the #millcanyon trackway which is one of the best lower #cretaceous trackways anywhere in the world with over 200 different tracks from several different species!

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>At London Gatwick Airport flying out to Bozeman Montana to recce this trip: <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php</a> that I will be leading in October (at Gatwick Airport)</p>

At London Gatwick Airport flying out to Bozeman Montana to recce this trip: http://www.geoworldtravel.com/grand-canyon-and-yellowstone-usa.php that I will be leading in October (at Gatwick Airport)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>First stop of the day done the excellent Museum of the Rockies in #Bozeman now heading to Yellowstone #Montana #dinosaurs #geotourism (at Museum of the Rockies)</p>

First stop of the day done the excellent Museum of the Rockies in #Bozeman now heading to Yellowstone #Montana #dinosaurs #geotourism (at Museum of the Rockies)

Posted 8 weeks ago

The Brink of the Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of #Yellowstone. The canyon has eroded through weathered rhyolite which gives it it’s beautiful colour. #geology #geotourism #nationalpark (at Brink of the Lower Falls)

Posted 8 weeks ago

#Oldfaithful #Yellowstone ’s most famous #geyser (at Old Faithful)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>A great day in #Yellowstone #nationalpark today with lots of wildlife and #geology in #mammothhotsprings #sheapeatercliff #towerfalls and the #grandcanyonofyellowstone . We also saw a #grizzlybear #bison a #coyote Tomorrow we will be visiting the geysers which are so characteristic of this #supervolcano  #geotourism #Montana #Wyoming #USA (at Yellowstone National Park)</p>

A great day in #Yellowstone #nationalpark today with lots of wildlife and #geology in #mammothhotsprings #sheapeatercliff #towerfalls and the #grandcanyonofyellowstone . We also saw a #grizzlybear #bison a #coyote Tomorrow we will be visiting the geysers which are so characteristic of this #supervolcano #geotourism #Montana #Wyoming #USA (at Yellowstone National Park)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today we were in #yellowstone and #grandteton #nationalpark s visiting the #norrisgeyserbasin #lowergeyserbasin #grandprismaticspring and #uppergeyserbasin the home of #oldfaithful #geyser . Yellowstone has half the world’s geysers and is a #supervolcano above a #hotspot In Grand Teton National Park we visited #jennylake (at Yellowstone National Park)</p>

Today we were in #yellowstone and #grandteton #nationalpark s visiting the #norrisgeyserbasin #lowergeyserbasin #grandprismaticspring and #uppergeyserbasin the home of #oldfaithful #geyser . Yellowstone has half the world’s geysers and is a #supervolcano above a #hotspot In Grand Teton National Park we visited #jennylake (at Yellowstone National Park)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today we’ve been to #fossilbutte #nationalmonument and Fossil Safari private quarry, to see the world famous #greenriverformation #fossilfish This is such an amazing site, a 50 million year old lake with not just fish fossils: crocodiles, turtles, snakes and mammals. (at Kemmerer, Wyoming)</p>

Today we’ve been to #fossilbutte #nationalmonument and Fossil Safari private quarry, to see the world famous #greenriverformation #fossilfish This is such an amazing site, a 50 million year old lake with not just fish fossils: crocodiles, turtles, snakes and mammals. (at Kemmerer, Wyoming)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today we left Wyoming and entered #Utah and travelled via the Sheep Canyon Geological Area to #dinosaurnationalmonument This is one of the most wonderous sites I have ever been to <br/>
with more than 1,500 fossils still embedded in rock. Originally there were more than 450 dinosaurs here with many now gone to museums around the world. Drought killed many dinosaurs then their bodies were washed downstream in a flash flood to be log-jammed together and preserved. #dinosaurs #geology #geotourism #usa (at Dinosaur National Monument)</p>

Today we left Wyoming and entered #Utah and travelled via the Sheep Canyon Geological Area to #dinosaurnationalmonument This is one of the most wonderous sites I have ever been to
with more than 1,500 fossils still embedded in rock. Originally there were more than 450 dinosaurs here with many now gone to museums around the world. Drought killed many dinosaurs then their bodies were washed downstream in a flash flood to be log-jammed together and preserved. #dinosaurs #geology #geotourism #usa (at Dinosaur National Monument)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today we were in #archesnationalpark and I hiked to #delicatearch and the #doublearch amongst others. The #arches are due to a salt dome beneath which domed up the sandstone cracking it. Over time these cracks have eroded and eroded becoming fins and arches. Then we travelled South to #goosenecks State Park to see probably  the world’s best incisesed #meaders This was followed by the iconic #monumentvalley on the state line of Utah and Arizona. The monuments are #Permian sandstone that formed as dunes. This sandstone is vertically jointed and when the softer layers beneath eroded some of the sandstone was undermined and collapsed just leaving the monument standing. (at Arches National Park)</p>

Today we were in #archesnationalpark and I hiked to #delicatearch and the #doublearch amongst others. The #arches are due to a salt dome beneath which domed up the sandstone cracking it. Over time these cracks have eroded and eroded becoming fins and arches. Then we travelled South to #goosenecks State Park to see probably the world’s best incisesed #meaders This was followed by the iconic #monumentvalley on the state line of Utah and Arizona. The monuments are #Permian sandstone that formed as dunes. This sandstone is vertically jointed and when the softer layers beneath eroded some of the sandstone was undermined and collapsed just leaving the monument standing. (at Arches National Park)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today we woke up in Kayenta on the Navajo Indian Reservation and drove to #tubacity (also #navajo nation lands) to see the famous #dinosaurtracks We then entered the #geological masterpiece that is #grandcanyonnationalpark Nearly a mile deep, 10 miles wide and cutting down through 2 billion years of sedimentary layers it truly is one of the world’s greatest #geosites - #simplyamazing  At the #grandcanyon we walked the #trailoftime seeing all the rocks of the different layers laid out. We also hiked down the first part the #southkaibabtrail to experience being inside the #canyon (at Grand Canyon National Park)</p>

Today we woke up in Kayenta on the Navajo Indian Reservation and drove to #tubacity (also #navajo nation lands) to see the famous #dinosaurtracks We then entered the #geological masterpiece that is #grandcanyonnationalpark Nearly a mile deep, 10 miles wide and cutting down through 2 billion years of sedimentary layers it truly is one of the world’s greatest #geosites - #simplyamazing At the #grandcanyon we walked the #trailoftime seeing all the rocks of the different layers laid out. We also hiked down the first part the #southkaibabtrail to experience being inside the #canyon (at Grand Canyon National Park)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today we visited Sunset Crater #Volcano National Monument a volcano that erupted between 1040 and 1100 AD. We then continued to Meteor Crater to see the world’s first identified and best preserved meteorite impact crater. In the visitor centre there is a large fragment of the original meteorite which would have been 150 feet across! I was able to touch the meteorite and it was the oldest thing I have ever touched: 4.5 billion year old and might have once been part of the core of a destroyed planet? #meteor<br/>
#meteorite #meteorcrater #arizona #geology #geotourism (at Meteor Crater National Landmark)</p>

Today we visited Sunset Crater #Volcano National Monument a volcano that erupted between 1040 and 1100 AD. We then continued to Meteor Crater to see the world’s first identified and best preserved meteorite impact crater. In the visitor centre there is a large fragment of the original meteorite which would have been 150 feet across! I was able to touch the meteorite and it was the oldest thing I have ever touched: 4.5 billion year old and might have once been part of the core of a destroyed planet? #meteor
#meteorite #meteorcrater #arizona #geology #geotourism (at Meteor Crater National Landmark)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Just awesome! Was in #petrifiedforestnationalpark this morning - The final day of our USA trip recce. Petrified Forest is one of the best places in the world to see the #fossil record of the late #Triassic.  The logs soaked up groundwater with silica which crystallised into quartz. The park is also home to many reptile and amphibian fossils and #petroglyphs from native Americans. #geology #geotourism #arizona (at Petrified Forest National Park)</p>

Just awesome! Was in #petrifiedforestnationalpark this morning - The final day of our USA trip recce. Petrified Forest is one of the best places in the world to see the #fossil record of the late #Triassic. The logs soaked up groundwater with silica which crystallised into quartz. The park is also home to many reptile and amphibian fossils and #petroglyphs from native Americans. #geology #geotourism #arizona (at Petrified Forest National Park)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>A great day on the #isleofpurbeck  in the east of the #jurassiccoastworldheritagesite we saw #brachiosaurus #dinosaur footprints in #purbeck limestone from the earliest #Cretecous there were about 100 tracks in all! Then we proceeded to #kimmeridge which lends its name to the #kimmeridgian stage of the #jurassic and is the source rock of #northseaoil at kimmeridge we found #ammonite fossils then visited the incredible @etches.collection This amazing museum is dedicated to fossils from Kimmeridge that have been found by Steve Etches over the last 35 years. Our next stop was #lulworthcove here we saw the famous crumple and learnt how the perfectly circular cove formed by the sea breaking through the harder #portlandstone and eroding the softer sediments behind. We then hiked out to the wonderful #fossilforest here we saw #stromatolite fossils that had grown around ancient tree stumps in the #purbeck #limestone. We then visited the very popular #durdledoor followed by a great view point of #chesilbeach finally we arrived in #lymeregis where we will be staying for the next 2 nights. (at Jurassic Coast)</p>

A great day on the #isleofpurbeck in the east of the #jurassiccoastworldheritagesite we saw #brachiosaurus #dinosaur footprints in #purbeck limestone from the earliest #Cretecous there were about 100 tracks in all! Then we proceeded to #kimmeridge which lends its name to the #kimmeridgian stage of the #jurassic and is the source rock of #northseaoil at kimmeridge we found #ammonite fossils then visited the incredible @etches.collection This amazing museum is dedicated to fossils from Kimmeridge that have been found by Steve Etches over the last 35 years. Our next stop was #lulworthcove here we saw the famous crumple and learnt how the perfectly circular cove formed by the sea breaking through the harder #portlandstone and eroding the softer sediments behind. We then hiked out to the wonderful #fossilforest here we saw #stromatolite fossils that had grown around ancient tree stumps in the #purbeck #limestone. We then visited the very popular #durdledoor followed by a great view point of #chesilbeach finally we arrived in #lymeregis where we will be staying for the next 2 nights. (at Jurassic Coast)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Yesterday the summer holidays began and I took my son to our local #dinosaur park at the #DanyrOgof #nationalshowcaves in the #breconbeacons #nationalpark which we also visit on my #wales trip. (at Dan-yr-Ogof, The National Showcaves Centre for Wales)</p>

Yesterday the summer holidays began and I took my son to our local #dinosaur park at the #DanyrOgof #nationalshowcaves in the #breconbeacons #nationalpark which we also visit on my #wales trip. (at Dan-yr-Ogof, The National Showcaves Centre for Wales)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today was the last day of our #england #geology trip. We began the day in @exmoor_national_park visiting #thevalleyoftherocks here we saw a valley that was parallel to the sea with no stream, prehistoric stone circles, ripples in late Devonian marine sediments, a few brachiopods and views of my homeland Wales. We then journeyed on to #kilve and saw the #bluelias lower #jurassic again that we had last seen in Lyme Regis. We found several #ammonites and examined the #faults and gentle folding. Our last stop was #cheddargorge We bought some cheese @cheddargorgecheeseco and found some fossil corals in the gorge that cuts through the #carboniferous #limestone . #geotourism #exmoor #nationalpark #somerset (at Kilve)</p>

Today was the last day of our #england #geology trip. We began the day in @exmoor_national_park visiting #thevalleyoftherocks here we saw a valley that was parallel to the sea with no stream, prehistoric stone circles, ripples in late Devonian marine sediments, a few brachiopods and views of my homeland Wales. We then journeyed on to #kilve and saw the #bluelias lower #jurassic again that we had last seen in Lyme Regis. We found several #ammonites and examined the #faults and gentle folding. Our last stop was #cheddargorge We bought some cheese @cheddargorgecheeseco and found some fossil corals in the gorge that cuts through the #carboniferous #limestone . #geotourism #exmoor #nationalpark #somerset (at Kilve)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today was the penultimate day of our #england trip. First off we went to #capecornwall for great views of #landsend We then went to #botallack mine on the @tincoastnt here we saw the famous engine houses and examined the rocks. Then we went to the wonderfully presented @geevor_museum which is a #tinmine that only closed in 1990 and is part of the @cornishmining #worldheritage site. Here we went on a underground tour, visited the hard rock museum and had the opportunity to chat to former miners. Our final stop of the day was the incredible #millookhaven where we examined its famous #chevronfolds in #carboniferous sediments. (at Millook Haven Beach)</p>

Today was the penultimate day of our #england trip. First off we went to #capecornwall for great views of #landsend We then went to #botallack mine on the @tincoastnt here we saw the famous engine houses and examined the rocks. Then we went to the wonderfully presented @geevor_museum which is a #tinmine that only closed in 1990 and is part of the @cornishmining #worldheritage site. Here we went on a underground tour, visited the hard rock museum and had the opportunity to chat to former miners. Our final stop of the day was the incredible #millookhaven where we examined its famous #chevronfolds in #carboniferous sediments. (at Millook Haven Beach)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Our #england tour continues. In the morning we visited #dartmoor #nationalpark @lovedartmoor stopping at #haytor to learn about the formation of #granite #tors We then stopped at #postbridge to see a medieval #clapperbridge This was followed by #bronzeage  stone rows at #merrivale Our last stop in #dartmoornationalpark was #brentor where a beautiful church sits on top of #pillowlavas  that erupted from a #carboniferous #volcano. We then journeyed on to the #cornishmining #worldheritage site @cornishmining passing through #tavistock to reach #whealmartyn #chinaclay museum @whealmartyn Here we learnt all about #cornwall ’s biggest extractive industry and how the clay has formed from rotten #granite. We then moved on to #kynancecove on the #lizard to see the famous #ophiolite rocks. Here we saw #peridotite that had been #serpentinised into beautiful red and green rocks that resemble the skin of a serpent. A great day and great to be beyond #england in #cornwall ! #geology #geotourism (at Kynance Cove)</p>

Our #england tour continues. In the morning we visited #dartmoor #nationalpark @lovedartmoor stopping at #haytor to learn about the formation of #granite #tors We then stopped at #postbridge to see a medieval #clapperbridge This was followed by #bronzeage stone rows at #merrivale Our last stop in #dartmoornationalpark was #brentor where a beautiful church sits on top of #pillowlavas that erupted from a #carboniferous #volcano. We then journeyed on to the #cornishmining #worldheritage site @cornishmining passing through #tavistock to reach #whealmartyn #chinaclay museum @whealmartyn Here we learnt all about #cornwall ’s biggest extractive industry and how the clay has formed from rotten #granite. We then moved on to #kynancecove on the #lizard to see the famous #ophiolite rocks. Here we saw #peridotite that had been #serpentinised into beautiful red and green rocks that resemble the skin of a serpent. A great day and great to be beyond #england in #cornwall ! #geology #geotourism (at Kynance Cove)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 16 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 weeks ago
<p>Today we travelled to the @lochaber_geopark via #lochness where we were lucky enough to spot the monster. In the #Lochaber #Geopark we viewed #BenNevis and the #parallelroadsofglenroy We had lunch in #FortWilliam and visited  the excellent and friendly #LochaberGeopark visitor centre. We then visited the #ballaculish #slatequarry and finally the magnicificent #Glencoe which as well as being an amazing #glaciated landscape is the remains of a #volcano which erupted very violently back in the #Devonian. (at Lochaber Geopark)</p>

Today we travelled to the @lochaber_geopark via #lochness where we were lucky enough to spot the monster. In the #Lochaber #Geopark we viewed #BenNevis and the #parallelroadsofglenroy We had lunch in #FortWilliam and visited the excellent and friendly #LochaberGeopark visitor centre. We then visited the #ballaculish #slatequarry and finally the magnicificent #Glencoe which as well as being an amazing #glaciated landscape is the remains of a #volcano which erupted very violently back in the #Devonian. (at Lochaber Geopark)

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>Today we left the North West Higland’s Geopark and travelled via #CorrieshallochGorge to the #IsleofSkye. On #Skye we took a boat trip with #MistyIsle to #LochCoruisk to learn about the rock which was the remnants of a 50ma #magmachamber and consisted of layered #gabbro containing xenoliths and cut by dykes. It was also great the see the glacially eroded landscape and ice polished rock and to have a swim! Our final stop was #Elgol where we examined beautiful #honeycombweathering in #Jurassic #sandstone. #geotourism #geology #visitscotland #Scotland  (at Loch Coruisk)</p>

Today we left the North West Higland’s Geopark and travelled via #CorrieshallochGorge to the #IsleofSkye. On #Skye we took a boat trip with #MistyIsle to #LochCoruisk to learn about the rock which was the remnants of a 50ma #magmachamber and consisted of layered #gabbro containing xenoliths and cut by dykes. It was also great the see the glacially eroded landscape and ice polished rock and to have a swim! Our final stop was #Elgol where we examined beautiful #honeycombweathering in #Jurassic #sandstone. #geotourism #geology #visitscotland #Scotland (at Loch Coruisk)

Posted 19 weeks ago