Jurassic Coast Life – the Christmas issue

by jt

November 30, 2017 0

Jurassic Coast Life – the Christmas issue

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Here’s a few things that caught our eye this month…

 

Ho Ho Happy Christmas!

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Thanks for supporting OCEANROCKS this year! We’ve really enjoyed meeting many of you. We’re busy working on new designs for 2018 and look forward to discovering what you think of them!

10 things to try on the Jurassic Coast this Christmas

Image of Weymouth Harbour Xmas swim

From setting sail with Santa to taking an icy plunge for charity, here’s 10 top ideas for getting into the festive spirit on the Jurassic Coast.

Get 25% off OCEANROCKS gifts 

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Still looking for a unique gift for that coast or ocean lover among your friends or family? Christmas doesn’t have to cost the earth with OCEANROCKS organic, ethically-made and eco-friendly t-shirts, tops and accessories. Our 25% off code makes it just that little bit sweeter too… just enter xmas2017 at checkout (expires 31.12.17 – see website for usual terms & conditions).

Support Weldmar Hospice & get your Christmas Tree collected 

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After Christmas, why not make life easy for yourself and let Weldmar HospiceCare collect your Christmas Tree from right outside your front door for a donation. With Dorset Waste Partnership no longer picking trees up, it’s a win-win for everyone! Real trees only, with the tinsel and decs off obs!

The Dippy countdown is on!

Image of Dippy on Tour Poster

It’s just a few months now until famous Dippy the Diplodocus from London’s Natural History Museum starts his nationwide tour at Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. Jon from OCEANROCKS has joined the ranks as a volunteer to help out with tours, school groups and crowd control. He’ll also be writing a guest blog as excitement grows towards the grand unveiling in February.  Tickets to see Dippy are free but need to be booked in advance!

Jurassic Coast to star in Mary Anning feature film!

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A new film starring Jenny Agutter is being made about the life of  Lyme Regis’ Mary Anning, who made ground-breaking fossil discoveries along the Jurassic Coast in the 19th century.  ‘Mary Anning and the Dinosaur Hunters’ could be released as early as next summer. It follows a long line of big and small screen productions which have showcased Dorset’s stunning coast and countryside.

Jurassic Coast Life – the Christmas issue news round up…

We know you’re extra busy at this time of year with Christmas shopping and all, so here’s some short news items to browse and click.

Dorset fossil sells for monster 90K at auction: Found in Lyme Regis and 90% complete, the Plesiosaur fossil skeleton is such a rare specimen that the hammer went down at £92,280.

Marine conservation win The Government has approved a new bye-law for areas along the Jurassic Coast. It gives added protection for sensitive marine conservation areas from the most damaging forms of activity like dredging and trawling.

A plastic problem: Stunning sculptures made from plastic washed up on the Jurassic Coast aim to highlight a very real problem.

Oil pollution fears: An energy company is seeking permission from the Government to drill for ‘Black Gold’ off the Jurassic Coast near Studland.

It’s a winner: Congratulations to the Jurassic Coast Trust Team for winning the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism at Dorset Tourism awards.

What’s on your Christmas list? 

JPEG image of Conker Coffee Liqueur bottle for OCEANROCKS Jurassic Coast Life - the Christmas issue enewsletter

The OCEANROCKS team quite fancies the sound of Dorset’s very own Conker Spirit Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur. Ideal for a night by the fire after a long walk along the Jurassic Coast!

Happy Christmas and a peaceful/ rowdy* New Year! (*delete as appropriate)

Posted by: jt

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