Sunday, October 16, 2011
Lily Point itself is a low cuspate foreland (recurved spit?), but the bluffs that surround it are high and steep. The south bluff contains a large deep-seated landslide (Lily Point: August 2011), whereas the north bluff is a simpler, but even more spectacular cliff of either glacial outwash or older fluvial sediments (paleo-Fraser River??), although I suspect the story is more complicated than that.
This bluff dumps an awful lot of sand onto the beach - and the beach to the north widens quickly to form a small barrier. Two miles north, after another section of cliffs, this beach becomes the Maple Beach described in the previous post.