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I'm sorry I haven't been about for a while. I guess I have missed a fair
amount of discussion and you may already know of what happened to me in
January. Anyway, I'm back online with limited access to the internet as
it costs a lot in phone bills in the UK (no free local calls). I am
staying with my parents in Dunblane, Scotland while I recover my
As you may know, I was back on Scotland's Jurassic Island (Isle of Skye)
collecting Scotland's first dinosaur trackway that I had discovered on
January 3rd this year. A few friends and I had just been able to remove
the tracks into easliy transportable sections and had stopped for a
sandwich. I stood up, took one step forward and my leg broke. The tibia
was in at least five pieces and the fibula was broken up its full length.
I was airlifted from the remote beach to the Isle of Lewis where they
fixed the leg with plenty of metal. As a result, I have not had access
to anything that has happened on the list for the last 2.5 months. I am
now linked at my parents home where I will be staying for the next four
months unless the docs want to operate again (this seems likely!).
If you want more information on the trackway, I'll be glad to discuss it
further. The tracks are on average about 20cm long and are of the
grallator type. There are nine tracks in all from three + individuals.
Look forward to discussing dinosaurs again.
Curator of Palaeontology