Oceans new beat oceans past.
Across the seas of moments lost.
Walk with me in the here and now.
Discover the golden life in the cold rock.
Cliffs above us at once may fall.
The ground beneath our feet.
Will beat a hasty retreat.
But this day will last forever.
Lovers transcend the sands end.

– Rob Aston, 29 Aug 2009
(written on Sansend beach, North Yorkshire coast, England)

Fossil ammonite, preserved in iron pyrite, or ‘Fool’s Gold’. Credit: GB3D Type Fossils Online/British Geological Survey (c) NERC