Archive for June 13th, 2016

Team Dorset in transit

June 13th, 2016

1 Bristol station 061316Bristol to London, England — Cassidy Jester (’17) and I returned to the Bristol train station (above) on our way to London. We grabbed a smidgen of geology along the way:

2 Bristol station stoneThis common stone in the train station looked familiar. It turns out to be the same Triassic wadi deposit I saw with Tim Palmer in Wales last year. The gray clasts in this breccia are from the Carboniferous Limestone.

3 Cassidy in Bristol StationHere is Cassidy ready to board the train for London. All her fieldwork is done and she is soon to be off exploring England, Scotland and Wales with her boyfriend. Nice job, Cassidy!

4 NHM from Exhibition RoadHere is my destination in London: the fantastic Natural History Museum, seen here from Exhibition Road. A cathedral of science.

5 Paul in his office 061316And the mighty Paul Taylor sits in the heart of the museum, surrounded by bryozoans. He has been my very good friend since 1985. I am fortunate again this summer to work with Paul and Tim Palmer — the Three Amigos for 31 years. I will also be working this week with Consuelo Sendino.

6 66 Winchendon RoadFinally, here are my lodgings at 66 Winchendon Road, Fulham, London. I’ve rented the top room (with the roof windows) for the week I’m here.