Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Pitt Island is pretty small - a hectare or so of madrone and fir and poison oak sticking out of the narrow channel between the Key Peninsula and McNeil Island. Wave action from the north (infrequent but significant fetch) and from the south (frequent but sheltered) results in two small cusps at the east and west ends - about the extent of the beach on this island.
This is part of the McNeil Island Corrections (now Commitment) Facility, so we had permission to land (although it took a phone call to remind the guards with the bullhorn on McNeil about that).
Some of these outcrops were a reminder that I don't know my South Sound geology as well as I'd like.