Mile 192 Report

August 29, 2009
by mcrobbins

Location:
Lincoln
Cape Perpetua north
Conditions:
Saturday 12:30 PM
Foggy
62° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
3.6 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
3
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
3
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Activity Comments:
One small recent fire site found among the rocks. Otherwise, not much evidence of human activity.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
The weekend was mild, but foggy and damp from the recent rain, and mile 192 was deserted except for a couple enjoying a walk on the rocks and a man walking two small dogs. There was quite a bit of seepage from the bluffs in many places, but all creeks were still low, despite recent rain. There were many fresh water pools among the rocks, but not much life in those pools except for mosquito larvae and snails. The day was quiet with regard to bird activity, but also visibility was poor because of the fog. We saw a few killdeer and a couple of oystercatchers that were feeding among the rocks and not acting territorial as we had seen in June. There were numbers of birds, some of which were cormorants, swimming and diving in the surf close to the rocky shore, but because of the poor visibility we could not identify the others. We did not see any pelicans this time. There were large numbers of gulls on the rocky shelf at the south end of the mile, along with cormorants and a few sealions. Sand was quite high in all of the inlets, and there was much sand on the flat, rocky shelves close to the water. There was a fair amount of brownish foam in the surf, which was active after the recent rainy weather. There was a lot of broad-leaved seaweed on the rocks at waterline at the mouths of many of the inlets. There were numerous sea palms at water's edge, and also quite a number dislodged and lying higher in the rocks, presumably as a result of recent wave activity. Fewer wildflowers this time, so summer is winding down....
Other Mile 192 Reports (11)

2018

December 31, 2018 - [email protected]
Since much of my mile is rocky with steep embankments, I can't really get down to view it from eye level.  As such, the most significant things I notice are a lot more large stumps and more debris. ...
  • North Cape Perpetua area, looking north during low tide.
  • North Cape Perpetua looking north at high tide
  • North Cape Perpetua area looking west low tide
  • North Cape Perpetua area looking west high tide
  • Windy Way, Yachats High Tide
  • Windy Way, Yachats OR, South

2017

November 10, 2017 - [email protected]
I can't get down to the water on much of my mile but I will try as soon as I get a dry day.  Most of these observations are from cliffs above the water.  Suprised by how much large wood and tree...
  • Calm day at gull colony
  • Next day at the gull colony

2010

February 21, 2010 - mcrobbins
Despite warmer than normal temperatures since December, the main sign of the coming change of seasons was the widespread growth of bright green algae around pools and runoff areas on all the rocky...

2009

June 15, 2009 - mcrobbins
The day was sunny and warm, with a light breeze, and only a few other people were out exploring. The tide was low, giving us opportunity to explore the edges of the rocky shore. Much sand has...
March 13, 2009 - mcrobbins
Spring is not very much in evidence on mile 192, although there are subtle signs of change. There is plentiful new algal growth in and around areas of seepage and runoff in the rocky areas,...

2008

September 21, 2008 - mcrobbins
Despite the mild weekend weather, we did not see much human activity during our walk, except at the beach access directly off Yachats Ocean Road. There was a house being remodelled at the north end...
June 8, 2008 - mcrobbins
The day was sunny, though cool and breezy. We saw 10 people walking on the rocks and sand close to public access points. There are many signs of the recent rainfall. Creeks and runoffs are quite full...
March 2, 2008 - mcrobbins
We observed no significant erosion or changes due to winter weather or human activity, hardly surprising considering the rocky nature of the shoreline on this mile. As happened last year there was...

2007

September 18, 2007 - mcrobbins
Like our last mile observation, today was uneventful. There were a few people taking in ocean views at Yachats Ocean Road, but elsewhere there was little evidence of human activity. The rental house...
June 18, 2007 - mcrobbins
This mile observation was pretty uneventful and there was little to observe other than normal seasonal changes. We noted no new development along the mile. There was quite a lot of new driftwood at...
March 11, 2007 - mcrobbins
We noticed remarkably little evidence of damage or erosion from winter storms. There was minor slumping of some bluff edges at the south end of mile 192, but nothing major or significant. There was a...