Friday, May 01, 2009
Utsalady Point is (was?) a recurved spit at the north end of Camano Island, the beneficiary of any sand and gravel that manages to wind its way north along the west side of the island without getting waylaid in the middle. There likely would have been a tidal wetland inside the spit, perhaps with an outlet near the current boat ramp.
The site has a long history of lumber mills, boat building, and tourist camps. It's sort of unfortunate that like so many of these small beach communities, the shoreline is now marked by an awfully generic line of big homes that look awfully like generic lines of big homes on spits everywhere else on the Sound.