Many thanks to John (aka Scriptor Senex) for sending along this lovely postcard of Durdle Door Beach on the Dorset/East Devon Coast of England. I love beaches, though sadly I live about as far from any real beach or large body of water as is possible since I am in the middle of the US. According to John this part of the coastline is called the Jurassic Coast. He tells me there is a remarkable range of geology and fossils as well as rock formations here. The wikipedia tells me that "Durdle" is "derived from an Old English word 'thirl' meaning bore or drill." That would be the "door" cutting through the rock formation I'm guessing.
Very soon I'm going to be reading Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier with a few friends, and I know the setting is Lyme Regis--not sure how far or close that is to this location, but I will now have an image in mind as I'm reading.
On the back is Daisy of Thomas the Tank Engine fame. The books were written by the Reverand Wilbert Awdry. This is one of six stamps to commemorate his birth--2011 was his centenary year. I've seen the books but am not familiar with the TV series. The stamps are quite colorful. I love the panoramic (for a stamp that is) size of them.
Although my list is long, the southern coast of England is on my list of places I'd like to visit someday.