My very first collection in rock, began at age 11. With a seashell fossil from Te Wae Wae Bay in Southland, New Zealand. My interest grew over the years and I was always looking for a beautiful and unique rock from areas I visited. Not the most common looking rocks, but the different few that you can sometimes find. Generally these rocks have been of a harder nature. Rounded by rivers and the ocean.
I simply cannot resist rock fossicking. So I have searched for rocks around the globe due to my love of nature and travel. I even have photos of rocks. Although I have claimed one or two here and there, mostly when abroad I have left them behind. Also I have found many artifacts on my travels and left them where our ancestors laid them to rest. However I’ve taken photos and have fond memories of where I explored and found them all.