Saturday, March 06, 2010


This walk, south from Maxwelton towards Scatchet Head, has been on my "beaches to explore on a beautiful Saturday afternoon" list for more than 15 years. But until today, I had only seen it from aerial photos or distantly from a boat or from the west side the Sound.

This is an amazing stretch of high, active bluffs, and probably not coincidentally, a wonderful expanse of broad sand flats. Once you round the bend from Maxwelton, the shoreline is largely free of human influence, other than the absence of the forest along much of the top edge of the bluff. Imagine what these cliffs would look like with old growth firs and hemlocks marching over the edge like lemmings!

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