Thanks again to those who supplied me with tide times and info about the car park.
Sadly, I didn't find any bone - last time there, two years ago, I found an ichthy paddle bone. I found a fair few ammonites, belemnites - definitely found the belemnite marls (I'm trying these days to understand the stratigraphy as well as find the fossils), fossil wood. A lot of the things I saw were very delicate, so I left them, figuring there was no point in destroying them in attempting to collect them. Indeed, one crinoid stem broke simply as I pointed it out to my companion! Anyway, a few pics. This 1st one is from Charmouth - I actually picked it up in the car park next to the heritage centre. Not the best, but I was intrigued to find ammo sutures in the car park.
The nodules ready for prepping - just need to buy myself an air pen now (in the next 2 weeks, I hope).
One of the bits that I thought was too fragile.
This next one shows part and counter part on the beach. I found the loose part first, then cast around for its parent block. I brought the loose part home, but the parent block was too big and it looked as if trying to extract it would destroy it.
Close up now - am I right in thinking this is ammonite shell showing a colour pattern?
An added bonus? Same find, but out of shot on the one above - is that a fragment of aptychus?
Last one - cream and crimson this time - it's only about 3 cm by 2 cm. Original colours, I guess, but is it ammonite or nautilus?
If the two finds showing colour patterns are original, then I'm very pleased with those finds. Didn't get bone, but... colour? That's a first for me.