Sunday, 20 October 2013
I used to live not very far from the fossil laden Jurassic Coast in Dorset in the south of England, passed by it regularly, but needless to say all the good intentions of stopping for a proper look never happened. I saw it from a distance but I have no postcards of the area at all. Then we moved to another part of the country and lost my chance to see for myself.
The lack of postcards has now been addressed because I was delighted to receive the one above just the other day, and on it was - very aptly - one of the new issue of dinosaur stamps. The card itself shows Ladram Bay which is in Devon rather than Dorset but just along the coast. The rock formations are from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods but the whole is known as the Jurassic Coast.
I have been to the post office and bought myself the full issue of 10 stamps with the matching PHQ cards which you can see above. They don't seem to call dinosaurs by the same names I learnt when my sons were in their dinosaur phase. Or they're different dinosaurs. Whichever, they do make attractive stamps and cards.
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