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Sitting doing nothing on Charmouth beach

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There was a pandemic, so we cancelled our holiday and spent a week “not working” instead. On Monday the weather was amazing, so we got up early and drove to Charmouth for a laze on the beach.

Charmouth is the place where you go to find fossils. I went for a wander along the beach at low tide, and found a good spot. Belemnites and ammonites by the handful. The trick is to scratch around in the loose shingle between the cliffs and the waves. Stay away from those cliffs, mind: they’re really not safe.

And of course I went swimming. Twice. It would be wrong to go all the way to the seaside and not have a swim, wouldn’t it?