Tuesday, October 02, 2012
The next three posts are out of order - they date to an April paddle on Kilisut Harbor and somehow got lost in my drafts folder. A conversation with a colleague reminded me about them and prompted me to finish them up. I thought about back-dating them, but then decided there was no reason to.
I do want to note that this is the 500th post to this blog! I'll have to write up something in honor of the occasion -- but haven't yet.
Kilisut Harbor (hshipman: April 2012) is the narrow bay between Indian and Marrowstone Islands, cut off at the south end by a tombolo (Marrowstone Isthmus: 2010) and almost cut off at the north end by a long spit - there will be a subsequent post on it's orphaned tip (Rat Island).
Indian Island is a naval munitions facility and is off limits without clearances and escorts, but paddling a discrete distance from shore seems to be okay. Unfortunately, some of the more interesting features along this eastern shore of the island are a couple spits and back-barrier marshes - which are difficult to observe from kayak level. Most of this side of the island consists of a modest bluff - mainly till as far as I could tell. There were some impressive boulders - including one that was practically as high as the bluff behind it.