Sunday, October 07, 2007
Most of the southern shoreline of King County between Seattle and Federal Way is heavily developed and there is little natural shoreline left, but there are still some reaches that haven't been completely lost to bulkheads and lawns. Marine View Park, just north of Des Moines, is a nice beach at the bottom of a nice walk and a big stair tower.
I was impressed by the amount of wood on the beach. One argument is that logs tend to concentrate on those shorelines that aren't armored, since the wide high tide berm is conducive to the stranding of logs (and bulkheaded shorelines make this difficult). So maybe all the wood that normally would have been spread over the 30+ miles of beach between Seattle and Tacoma is right here!