Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Monday, 16 April 2018

You can take the geographer out of a classroom.....but you can't take the geography out of a 'retired' geography teacher

A short bus man's holiday. For years I have taught about the Isle of Purbeck, both at GCSE and A Level. But, alas, it has been many, many years since I have been there. This weekend with her indoor's and my in laws, we put that right!
First port of call was Charmouth Beach and its thick mudstone beds

.......and the wave cut platforms

...although there are odd metallic 'fossils' of unidentifiable origin.......



From Charmouth we headed east to Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole

......a discordant coastline, if anyone is interested......



.......sea mists were thick and constantly rolling in.............

.....and Lulworth Cove was hidden in the murk........


mass movements in action............

geologists were out and about..........


visitors arrived and anchored...........


.....managed a bit of rock turning and crab hunting...........

lots of shelly rock to examine........

......the gloom lifted.........revealing stunning colours.........


by midday the car park was full as the sun bought the visitors

want to guess what these are?
(psst........fossilised tree trunks....)

.......the adventure centre sent its budding canoeists around to stair hole


and then we went over to Durdle Door........


....before heading off to the Kimmeridge Ledges for more fossil hunting....


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