Canada & Alaska

Michele & Stephen's trip in 2012

The Earth is more than 10,000 years old

At our second Canadian UNESCO World Heritage site the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, there is, of course, a museum with the usual exhibits you can't touch. All beautifully displayed in a new energy-efficient, eco-friendly building.

The cliffs here are the best place on earth to see fossils from the late Carboniferous age (about 300 million years ago.)

Probable the best thing about the site is that the fossils are so numerous, and the rate of erosion so fast, you can find genuinely interesting large fossils that were not know to exist last week just walking down the beach with a guide!

Below is a 300,000,000 year old fossilized "tree" root just lying on the beach!

This left hand end of this rock show the tracks of a giant "millipede" like animal. The rock fell from the cliffs less than two weeks ago!

Just in case you think nobody seriously believes the earth to be "young" see here.