Sunday, April 19, 2009

Deer Harbor

The west side of Deer Harbor on Orcas Island is rocky, but the east side collects sandy sediment transported north along the shoreline from eroding bluffs to the south. The sand has built a series of small prograded beaches and quasi-spits in the vicinity of the marina.

The shoreline north of the marina is now part of a local park and a wonderful little community beach. Some historical fill and structures were removed and now there's a nice combination of low energy beach and marsh strung out along several hundred meters of shoreline.

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