Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lily Point

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.

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