We decided to adventure across the channel and drive out the road away from town towards the mining district of Thane. There's another sandy beach across from our place that we saw with the spotting scope so we thought we'd better check it out. Its out by Sheep Creek where there's a hiking trail that goes up the mountains. So here's a view looking across. Our place is on the right hand side on the water, the house on the left.
And here's a closer view: