Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cattle Point

Back to the south end of San Juan Island with a new class of Beach Watchers. The slopes of Mount Finlayson face south over the Strait toward the Olympics. Old post-glacial shorelines can be seen as benches cut into the hillside. The bluffs are eroding (that's why they are bluffs) and it looks like they may be relocating the road (the section in the distance where it is closest to the edge) in the not-to-distant future. Sand and gravel eroded from the bluffs feeds a broad beach to the west and a series of dunes that march up the hill.

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