I know this place is in Enterprise Channel, but this is a different entry point than my usual spot. To get here, go down to the end of Radcliffe Lane where there is a flower-lined public beach access. I went in mid-May, 2007 and swam out around the point on the right into the channel. According to the chart, out to the left is a large, flat, shallow area which didn't really appeal to me. I swam out and to the right, following the contour where the steep rock met the sand. It was a very low tide and this margin was around 30-40 feet deep. Visibility was around 10-15 feet. There was the usual variety of smaller, current loving life such as encrusting sponges and areas covered with tiny grey burrowing sea cucumbers. Eventually I reached a sandy-bottomed canyon that cut up towards shore. It was about 15 feet wide and one of the steep walls was covered with clumps of plumose anemones. I spent most of my time taking pictures in this area. There weren't many fish, just a few kelp greenlings, perch, a copper rockfish and a small lingcod. I continued to swim West towards my usual entry point, but when I was getting close, the current picked up and swept me back to the McMicking Point beach. By Enterprise Channel standards, most of the dive was nothing special, but the plumose anemone canyon deserves another visit.
-More from June 22, 2007. Visibility was around 25 feet.