Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Dorset Summer Break



We had a fabulous break in Dorset, staying in Uplyme (Devon) near Lyme Regis. Most days we walked down to the town, following the river Lyme through a meadow and past an old water mill - beautiful! I had booked up for a Fossil Walk with Brandon Lennon and we had an amazing 3 hours on the beach being educated about fossils and the local geography. We came home with a bucket load of rocks with ammonites and belemnites!! Highly recommended!! If you are not familiar with the area, it is a World Heritage Site and known as the Jurassic Coast. The museum celebrates the life of Mary Anning one of the first fossil collectors in the country.


On the way home we stopped at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. The weather was not great, so unfortunately I didn't get many good photos, but it was a wonderful day all the same! Our hearts were captured by a tiny baby orangutang.....


7 comments:

Dale Simpson Illustrator said...

Sounds like you had a lovely break Helz - my son would have Loved that fossil tour! D x

Helz Cuppleditch said...

It was a fab break thank you Dale! Yes, we both really enjoyed the fossil hunt! I thought it would be just for an hour... 3 hours went so quickly and Brandon was very informative! Coco is thrilled with her finds. Helz x

fhiona galloway said...

pics look fab-you must have had a great time! :0))

Sue said...

What a pretty looking town! I'd love to go on a fossil walk, too. It sounds like you had a great time, Helz!

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Thanks Fhi and Sue... yes, fab fab time and I'd recommend a fossil walk if you ever get chance Sue! Helz x

Caroline B said...

You went to some of my favourite places - I could spend days at Lyme Regis fossicking & Monkey World is just wonderful. Glad you had fun!

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Thanks Caroline... I thought you would have been to monkey world for photo opportunities! The weather was poor, but it did mean there were fewer people around!! Helz x