The dinosaur hunters

19 Feb

The dinosaur hunters scramble over the waves of smooth iron-red sandstone to reach a higher vantage point.  They had been searching for the red-coated Eviesaurus for many days and were getting desperate.  They’d been wading through slimy swamps, treking through the wintery forest and fighting thickets of pricky gorse, releasing wafts of coconut scent into the air.

They are now weak with hunger so they stop by a still, inky pool to share the last of their meagre supplies.  Suddenly, a high-pitched shriek pierces the air and the hunters are running in the direction of the cry, spotting a glimpse of red coat through the braken and heather.  Will they catch her? Will they make it off the mountain alive?

Once upon a time, dinosaurs roamed Thurstaston Common…

This post is part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby. For lovely travel pictures, click here


17 Responses to “The dinosaur hunters”

  1. Emily O 19/02/2010 at 11:57 am #

    That looks like a great place to go. I find it hard explaining dinosaurs to my four year old, the fact that they used to live here but have died. I don’t think he likes the fact they’re no longer around. I suppose we can pretend though? I’ve tagged you with the sunshine award at mine

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 19/02/2010 at 8:37 pm #

      Steve used to be a paleontologist, so our lot know all about dinosaurs, but can’t grasp the fact that there were no people around at the same time. Steve mutters under his breath every time they say it!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 19/02/2010 at 8:37 pm #

      Oh, and thanks very much for the award, much appreciated x

  2. TheMadHouse 19/02/2010 at 12:12 pm #

    That looks such a great place to roam, for children too!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 19/02/2010 at 8:36 pm #

      Thanks The Mad House, Lucia and Amy. It’s lovely to get outside and get muddy!

  3. Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish 19/02/2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Lovely pics and what a cool spot for exploration. Sounds like a perfect family outing.

  4. Amy @ The Q Family 19/02/2010 at 3:17 pm #

    What a lovely place to run around for kids!

  5. wandermom 19/02/2010 at 6:31 pm #

    Too fun. I love the way you describe your day out in this post 🙂

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 19/02/2010 at 8:33 pm #

      thanks, it was the story the children were telling as they played

  6. Lora 19/02/2010 at 6:34 pm #

    An epic adventure. I have tried showing the kids fossels as evidence of creatues that we don’t see anymore. I think it just looks like a weird rock to them. Maybe its just more evidence that the world is full of magic.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 19/02/2010 at 8:34 pm #

      my husband used to be a paleontologist (I’m not even sure how you spell the word!) so our children know all about fossils!

  7. Heather 19/02/2010 at 8:49 pm #

    these are lovely pictures, what a lovely day out.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 19/02/2010 at 8:56 pm #

      It was lovely listening to the children tell their story as they raced over the common.

  8. Sharlene 19/02/2010 at 10:00 pm #

    Great post. It certainly makes me want to get out and explore!

  9. Crystal Jigsaw 20/02/2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Those are beautiful photos to accompany a fabulous trip together.

    CJ xx

  10. Josie @Sleep is for the Weak 21/02/2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Gorgeous photo! What a lovely place for exploring!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 21/02/2010 at 5:17 pm #

      Ta, shame it’s a half hour drive away from my inlaws house, otherwise we’d go more often…

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