Ground Truth Trekking

Cape Lisburne beach

This small beach sits nearly at the tip of Cape Lisburne, surrounded by vertical bird-rookery cliffs. One interesting note on the geology in this photo is the flat line where loose, light-colored rocks overly dark bedrock cliffs.  This is probably where a beach eroded a flat wave-cut terrace during the last inter-glacial period about 120,000 years ago.  It's preserved here by alluvial sediment that rained down from surrounding cliffs, just as todays beach would be preserved if the ocean receded.

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