We went fossil hunting in Port Mulgrave. We left really early in the morning, and Mummy bought some croissants to eat on the beach. It was breakfast! We found lots of fossils that we didn't take, because they were in a too-big rock. Here are some pictures.
But we did take this big, big, big one, because it was good! I held it to carry it up the hill, but Daddy carried it a lot, too. If you swipe (edit from Mummy: scroll) below, you will see the big fossils that I'm carrying in this picture.
This plant is mine, because I found it. Daddy found the fern, and Mummy found the one in the last picture. We were really happy, because we haven't found lots of plants. The lego brick is to show you how big the fossil is.
This is jet. Jet is monkey-puzzle tree that is fossilised. In Whitby, we went to an old jet carving workshop. We saw a bench and wheels to grind and smooth the jet, and one of the wheels was made of walrus leather.
This ammonite is special, because we never found one like this. Can you see the squiggly lines? We made them big in that picture below.
Daddy found this rock with lots of shells in. And he also found the shell below. Although that might be a big piece of ammonite - we don't know. It's pyrite, that's why it looks gold. Or maybe, if you look at it, it might look silver, but that's just the photo.
This is me with an ichthyosaur, but it's already fossilised. It's in a museum in York (edit from Mummy: Yorkshire Museum). It was super-big. The eye was as big as my head! There were lots of other fossils, too, like fossilised fish, fossilised footprints and some of the fossils that we found already. My best bit about the trip was seeing the ichthyosaur and walking on glass at the museum - they had a glass floor with real dinosaur footprints underneath. We're going to go back, because our ticket is good for a whole year!
Hello, my name is Toby. I am five years old, and I want to be a palaeontologist. I really like fossils, so I'm writing down everything I do with fossils! My Mummy is doing the typing until I'm a bit older, but she writes everything I say.