Monday, May 09, 2011

Termination Point

The big landslides at Termination Point used to feed the beaches northeastward towards Shine Tidelands and Bywater Bay, but the embankment that supports the west end of the Hood Canal floating bridge cuts across the base of the old spit. This starves the beach at Shine Tidelands, resulting in coarse cobble and an eroding berm. But because the bridge approach acts like a big groin, it traps sediment on the south side and results in a beautiful little swash-aligned pocket beach.

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