Patterned pebbles on Chesil Beach, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (1)

Another selection of the different types of pebbles that I photographed on the water’s edge at Chesil Cove, Isle of Portland, on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. 

Patterned pebbles on Chesil Beach, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (2)

Patterned pebbles on Chesil Beach, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (3)

Patterned pebbles on Chesil Beach, Dorset, UK on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (4)

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4 Replies to “Pebbles on Chesil Beach 3”

  1. Jessica, you have no idea how happy you are making my little five year old geologist, John. He looks forward to your blog posts every day, being an ardent rock collector, and of course thinks you are sending him all this stuff personally 🙂

    Good job. We live in Long Island, NY, but I’m a Brit and know well such places as Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove and others you feature. Needless to say, we have expeditions planned for our next visit to UK.

    Thanks again,

    Mark

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  2. Hello, Mark. I am delighted to hear that your son is still enjoying my blog postings – especially the geology. I seem to be more and more drawn to the fascination of the rocks in this fantastic part of the world in which I am privileged to live – and with which you are yourself very familiar. John will undoubtedly get a great deal of enjoyment and learning out of your planned expeditions next time you are in England. I am really pleased to share my love of the natural world around me with a fellow enthusiast like John. I can see that it won’t be long before he becomes an expert in his own right – and I could do with some help sometimes to understand the rocks, fossils and minerals I find! The journey of wonder and discovery is the main thing, though.

    Best wishes
    Jessica

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  3. Thanks, Jessica. He brought all his friends into our house today to look at your pictures above. Serious little faces gathered around mumbling about “dinosaur eggs”, “that one looks like a world map” and such like. John, of course, knows better, and tells everyone so. He is quite convinced he is the world’s leading expert on rocks and shells!

    Anyway, keep ’em coming. You take beautiful photographs, and thanks again.

    Mark

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  4. Thank you, Mark. I’m glad that John is passing on the word that science is interesting and fun. I also have a son called John who was an enthusiastic fossil hunter when he was much the same age as your John. He once found some fossilised bones of a 135 million year old Jurassic turtle in the clay at Ringstead Bay in Dorset. I have never found anything quite that exciting but fossil oyster shells are a frequent find on the beach at Ringstead, and you can see other fossil shells (bivalves and gastropods) embedded in the harder rocks. So, another possible location to add to your list for a visit when you are in the UK.

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