Site 15: Marsh Drainage
And seeing the snail, which everywhere doth roam,
Carrying his own house still, still is at home.
Follow (for he is easy pac'd this snail),
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
John Donne - verse letter to Sir Henry Wotton (Line 49)
The marker for Site 15 stands at the end of a long ditch. This location notes the meeting of several unique features, both natural and man-made. Here, a muddy marsh gives ways to a sandy beach area. At the highest tides, this area is often flooded. Once, the ditch that ends here was open, allowing water to freely flow through. Today, the build up of sand and the growth of many salt marsh plants keep water trapped in the ditch. To the right of the site marker, the trail continues along the old wall in an area of built-up sediment. Be sure to stop at the beach before making your way further down to the point!
Land of Fires - Site 15