As I’ve said before, we’re really lucky to be living in Kent. We have so much natural beauty almost at our doorstep that we sometimes feel guilty for not making the most of it. Almost.
Like many four-year-old children, our youngest is fascinated with dinosaurs. His current career ambition is to become a Paleontologist-Builder-Chef-Farmer*.
As with any good paleontologist, he wants to find a T-rex skull or a Spinosaurus spine.
Well, it turns out that the Kent coast is one of the best places in the UK to find fossils. Maybe not T-rex bones, but any amount of ammonites and 100million-year-old sharks teeth.
The tides were perfect (low tide at 10 am) so for two mornings we headed to the beach (20 minutes drive away) and hunted for fossils.
We didn’t have to look very hard before we found an amazing variety of prehistoric shells, plus nuggets of fools gold.
The rich prehistoric deposits on this beautiful stretch of the English coast is a wonderful reminder that we are surrounded by amazing opportunities to do things with friends and family that don’t require huge expense or long drives.
I’d love to hear what natural wonders are near you!
*The Builder-Chef-Farmer bit is because he wants to open a restaurant, which he wants to build and then cook things he’s grown. Seems reasonable.