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Fossil Hunting
by Annabel Sheila

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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On Sunday, May 23/10, we visited the fossil cliffs of Joggins, Nova Scotia. It was an amazing experience I simply had to share. Can't wait to go back there!


The cliffs are sheer and jagged,
There’s a brisk wind off the sea.
Treading along the ancient beach
Is a study in Earth’s history!
Three hundred million years ago,
Before dinosaurs roamed the land.
This beach was a lush green forest
That is now mere fossils in the sand.
You can spend the whole day searching,
For that truly spectacular find,
But when the tide reclaims the beach,
You must leave the fossils behind.
In Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada,
The most fascinating things can be found,
Evidence of prehistoric Earth,
Long before humans were around.
How very insignificant we are,
The expanse of time is so grand,
When creatures three hundred million years old,
You can hold in the palm of your hand.

© Annabel Sheila
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Reviewed by Maggie Elizabeth (Reader) 5/27/2010
What do you mean, you have to leave them on the beach??????? Hahahaha.
You painted it perfectly.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/26/2010
Ah Trilobites. My favorite fossil, well except Nancy Pelosi. Mud creatures through and through, both:-) Patrick
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/26/2010
Once, many years ago, my wife, brother and his wife drove to Canada and did go through Nova Scotia. What a beautiful, and different kind of place. Your words strike a truly picturesque picture of this place. Well written, Annabel.
Your friend, Mark
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/26/2010
Yes it is a marvelous place, I was down there last summer for the first time and loved the place too.

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