Day 2, Stop 7a: Sunset Bay State Park- Our last, and most involved, stop of the day, there's a slew of things to see here. On top of that, the park now "closes," whatever that means, at 6 PM, at least during the cold months... I don't know how they could justify or enforce that during the evenings during the summer, when the sunsets are about 9:00 PM, and twilight lasts until nearly 10. At any rate, we decided to head back to the car sooner that we'd have liked, to make sure we didn't get locked into the parking lot. Only to discover the exit has a gate, but the entrance doesn't. WTF!?
Dana's post on strike and dip... this site is a nice clear example of a concept that we tend to forget is abstract and confusing for beginners. One of the major features discussed in an old DOGAMI field overview (3.2 MB PDF) is the "drag folding" associated with a strike-slip fault running through the bay. The drag folding has confused me for as long as I've visited the area. This trip, I figured out why.
Blooger has changed their interfaces yet again, and I'm exasperated, but slowly figuring out how to function in this new environment. So I think I'll just drop this for now and come back to the north shore portion of Sunset Bay later.
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