Saturday, May 06, 2006

Fort Flagler

I swung by Fort Flagler SP late Wednesday. Marrowstone Point continues to intrigue me - it appears very similar in form and evolution to Point Wilson to the north. Both are cuspate forelands, both seem to be receding on their northern sides and building immediately south of their points. Both have been armored heavily on the north side to protect structures from the inevitable southward march of their northern beaches. I'll rattle on more about these points another time -- maybe after the Fort Worden workshop in June when I'll no doubt get some new pictures of the Point Wilson lighthouse.

This winter saw lots of action along the northern bluffs of Marrowstone Island, with continuous fresh slides and block falls below the old gun batteries. It's too bad we don't have an easy way of watching how all this new sediment redistributes itself along the shoreline over the next few seasons.

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