Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Foraging for sharks' teeth
We went house-hunting again today, but as it was low tide we started off by visiting Beltinge beach, supposedly one of the best places in Britain to find fossil sharks teeth.
According to the article I linked to above, it's best to kneel or bend down. I soon discovered what happens when you sit on wet shingle!
We were not at all sure we'd find what we were looking for - but MrNifty found the first tooth very quickly, then (luckily!) I found one. We'd have been there all day if I hadn't been successful too! I photographed the first two in my wedding ring to show how tiny they are.
We had an uninvited guest at our picnic lunch:
After lunch we both managed to find another tooth before heading off househunting. You'll be pleased to hear I changed out of my wet shorts! It's quite amazing to think these teeth are from so very long ago - 54 million years according to my link !
Makes me feel quite young ;-)
here's hoping we can move to the sea sooooooon!