Diary

Fossil Grove

21 July 2019 | Diary

A morning walk to the Fossil Grove to commune with pre-history.

I’d seen the fossils once before but Samara had not and, every time we’ve tried to see them together, the bloody place has been closed.

There’s something funny about setting out to touch Deep Time only to find it closed. “The Eternal is not accessible today due to staffing shortages. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.” Of course! The bloody council! * waves fist *

Anyway, we finally saw the fossils today and they really are something. Evidence of life on Earth some 325 million years ago. I mean, come on.

I was distracted from my sense of deep time only by the fossils’ passing resemblance to Linda Barry’s magic cephalopod. Look:



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