I've been off the radar for a while - marking exam scripts, attending lots of end of year meetings and leading an undergraduate fieldclass to Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. Now I'm spending three weeks in Australia, again for work. Today I spent the day at Maslin Beach, south of Adelaide, studying the Tortachilla Limestone and its fantastic fossils. Fun times! As you can see, the scenery is beautiful and the weather was fabulous. I can't believe they call this winter.