Monday, June 30, 2008
Bishops Beach lies north of Homer and is made up of sediment ultimately bound for the Spit. It is backed by high bluffs of Tertiary and Pleistocene sediments - typical of much of the Cook Inlet shoreline other than around the mouth of the Kenai River.
Bluff Point, where coal was once mined, lies north around the corner from the bluffs in these pictures, and is the site of a very large prehistoric landslide - the highway out of Homer skirts it's top edge.
At Bishop's I saw smaller landslides, along with some pretty foolish, or at least poorly regulated, bluff-top development. I suspect this is a shoreline we will all regret in 10-20 years - but will do nothing now to protect!