Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hyde Point

This little pair of spits is located just north of Hyde Point on the east side of McNeil Island.  Most of our mapping was from the boat, but we had permission to land and this was a great spot to pull the boat up and wander over to look at the back-barrier marsh.  The aerial view shows the relationship of these two small lagoons - the southern one tucked into a cove in the upland, the northern one enclosed within a hooked spit.


At one time, I suspect these two lagoons may have been connected with everything draining out the north end, but now they seem to be plumbed separately since the southern one has it's own tidal channel.

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