Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dewatto Bay

Dewatto is about as isolated as you can get on Puget Sound - and still travel to without a boat. The only place that comes close is Coyle, up on the Toandos Peninsula. This small inlet on the eastern shore of Hood Canal probably represents a post-glacial stream valley drowned by rising Holocene sea levels. There was too little stream sediment arriving at the head and the bay was too deep to fill in, so we're left with a narrow embayment. Wave action is probably only significant near the bay mouth, so most of the inner shoreline consists of forested slopes and fringing salt marsh and lacks significant beaches.

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