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Chapmans Pool (38)
PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Hello,

this was taken on the day after Christmas Day, at a circular bay called Chapmans Pool. After a day of shameless self indulgence the day before, a hearty walk was in order to burn off some of the christmas calories, so a group of friends and i took our traditional post feast hike to here.
Getting here requires a good walk from any direction really and when we arrived we found the whole place deserted. Maybe it was the early hour, or the unbelievably cold wind that kept everyone away, but we had the whole place to ourselves! Some clouds in the sky would have been nice to complete the shot, but you can't have everything eh?
Anyway, what you can see here in the foreground is a 'Pavlovia Rotunda', a type of Ammonite fossil set into the dark shale rock. Chapmans Pool is well known for the abundanace of such specimens, but about a mile further round i found my best fossil find so far, which i am going to put into the workshop.
I am waiting for an ID for what it is from a chap at Southampton University, but if anyone can give an ID in the meantime i would be most grateful. It now sits pride of place on my mantlepiece at home :o)

I know my presence here is not as frequent as it was, but i am always still very involved with TN and what goes on here, just don't seem to have the time to post much at the moment!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend ahead :o)

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PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Edited by:PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)

At first i thought this might be the vertebrae of a type of Sailfish, but on closer inspection, what i thought were 'spines' look alot like hairs, as they cross over each other and are randomly curved.
The object at the bottom right looks a bit like it might be a limb of some kind. The whole thing is about 300mm in length.

shot at home with lammp to one side to create some shadow and definition :o)