Saturday, October 18, 2008

Griffith Head

I guess this is where I got started on beaches - although I didn't appreciate its role in my career at the time. Reid State Park is located downeast of the mouth of the Kennebec River and like Popham on the west side, derives its sand from the broad river deposits offshore of the estuary. The main beach at Reid is One Mile beach, which lies between Griffith Head and Todd Point.

It's sort of a pocket beach, although this may be complicated by transfer of sediment to and from the offshore deposits.
It's a barrier, with dunes separating the sea from the broad marsh and lagoon on the landward side. The lagoon connects through a narrow, bedrock controlled tidal race under the park bridge.

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