The British are an island race, the sea is in our blood, so it was probably not surprising that a trip to the coast made all our pulses beat a little faster.
The English countryside is lovely but there is an excitement in the wide sea views and the rolling waves that we find impossible to resist.
When the stocks of Oxalic Acid I were almost fully consumed, another standard was made from a crop of 1977 French beet molasses.
The new standard, Oxalic Acid II, was proven to have only a slight difference with Oxalic Acid I in terms of radiocarbon content.
This picturesque four-mile stretch of golden sand is near the Poole Harbour starting point of the South West coastal path (incredibly it terminates 630 miles away in Minehead).
So this is the perfect place to combine a beach visit with a good walk: you can choose everything from a short sandy stroll to a day's hike.
This scintillator produces a flash of light when it interacts with a beta particle.
A vial with a sample is passed between two photomultipliers, and only when both devices register the flash of light that a count is made.
At this time of year the barbecue-friendly, perfect for picnics Dorset beach comes alive, with many taking to the seas in boats available to hire.
These were places that became wholly devoted to jollity ('There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool,' observed Stanley Holloway in the famous monologue For a country once better known for its buttoned-up puritan work ethic than its ability to have a laugh, the seaside provided a rare annual opportunity for the British to loosen their stays.
Shakespeare described England as 'this sceptered isle...
For complete peace of mind, we carry a £10,000,000 Public Liability insurance, and £10,000,000 Employers Liability Insurance.
According to forecasters, Britain has just embarked on a long-awaited heatwave – finally banishing an interminable period of awful weather.
When they die, they stop exchanging carbon with the biosphere and their carbon 14 content then starts to decrease at a rate determined by the law of radioactive decay.