Friday, March 24, 2017
I'm going to take a page out of Hugh Shipman's book here and take a stab at profiling a section of shoreline I had the opportunity to explore last weekend. If you wander west from Port Townsend along the Strait of Juan de Fuca you will find a few treasures.
perplexing and beautiful stratigraphy, plenty of signs of active erosion, and also plenty of futile efforts to control that erosion:
beach glass! This is why we went...to try to find a mythic glass beach that I had heard whispers of. These sorts of places are scattered along the coast (including perhaps the most famous of them all in CA?), presumably related to old but poorly documented informal dump sites. Beach-combing for glass is one of those things that everyone in our family seems to love, so it was a treat to try to make it to this well-known glass hunting beach: