Today we boated from Exmouth to West Bay, whilst a(nother) geologist talked us through 200 million years of geological history. Apparently, the South Coast of Britain is one of the only places in the world where such a long, unbroken geological record is visible. I can honestly say I've never been so intrigued by cliffs (nor fully noticed their complexity/variety). The National Trust excursion was definitely successful!
However, despite the consistently varied rock type, the wildlife was notable only for its absence. Considering this coastline is predominantly managed by conservation-oriented charities, the ghosts of Mr. Monbiot's recent lecture were definitely present.