Long before we were confined to our home, the little dude and I spent some time travelling to Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset to find some fossils.
Located on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in Wareham, Kimmeridge Bay is a must visit for any fossil hunter. Access to the beautiful bay car park is via a toll road, which costs £5, but once that is paid, the car park is free.
It was rather a wet, cold and blustery day on our visit, but that didn’t stop us from trekking down the muddy slopes onto the beach. Almost straight away we started to spot ammonites within the large rocks that led on to the beach.
Fossil hammers are prohibited on Kimmeridge Bay to protect the area, so the little dude had to leave his full fossil hunting equipment in the car. But there was plenty to spot using just our eyes and our hands.
The bay was quite quiet on our arrival, but after about half an hour it started to grow busy with other fossil hunters. It was interesting people watching, those that were there to find fossils and those that were there just to enjoy the beautiful bay.
The little dude was soon finding lots of lovely fossils and pretending he was a professional fossil hunter on a big mission to locate the biggest fossil in the world.
I love how interested in fossils, this little dude is. He could quite happily spend hours exploring and discovering.
We want to say a massive thanks to all vital key workers during these awful strange times. Stay home and stay safe!