Monday, April 16, 2007

Agate Beach

This is definitely not Puget Sound! No glacial gravels, no mountains on the western horizon, and too many lines of breakers. Thursday night we camped at Patrick's Point, between Arcata and the Humboldt Lagoons, and wandered down to the beach. Great bluffs, a nice landslide, and a small stream crossing the beach. Big Lagoon is visible a few miles north, the largest and southernmost of three bays that have been cut off from the Pacific by narrow bands of sand and gravel. The waves weren't particularly big, but were still impressive. I haven't heard how El Nino treated California's coast this winter and am not a familiar enough with this coast to read the evidence.

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