Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Blackie Spit is the remnant tip of the larger spit system now occupied by the town of Crescent Beach. It would be neat to see historic maps of this area - partly to see what the whole landform originally looked like and partly to see how much this small spit has changed in response to all the modifications updrift (dike, groins, and so forth).
The beach wraps around the northern end of the spit and but doesn't get very far before running out of steam against the marsh. There's a nice set of trails back into the wetlands behind the spit - probably a great place for birds, though I didn't see too many through the raindrops this morning.