Mile 194 Report

July 29, 2021
by tietjenl

Location:
Lincoln
Yachats, Adobe Inn, Smelt Sands Wayside
Conditions:
Thursday 11:30 AM
Cloudy
57° F
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Tide Level:
0.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
75
Dogs:
12
Activities:
Walking / Running:
60
Playing in surf:
2
Playing in sand:
1
Sitting:
6
Tidepooling:
5
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
10
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Pelagic cormorants, gulls, raft of surf scoters, 1 black oystercatcher, 1 killdeer
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Overall, not much litter today. Birthday wrapping paper found above the driftline and a few small paper items and wrappers. One box of unused firewood found just south of the The Adobe [see photos].
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

It was cool and breezy and the fog bank limited visibility of the ocean much past the surf. But many people were out enjoying this special environment! Happy 50th Birthday Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition!

  • North of The Adobe
    July 29, 2021
  • Crocosmia at the northern boundary of mile 194
    July 29, 2021
  • Unused firewood just south of The Adobe
    July 29, 2021
Other Mile 194 Reports (8)

2021

September 15, 2021 - tietjenl
A wonderfully blustery, but sunny day! The waves looked enticing if you enjoy surfing! Walked the mile from south to north and didn't see any people until the Adobe. Found one dead bird just south of...
  • Dead bird Adobe
  • Dead seabird relative size to a size 9.5 shoe
  • Closer view of the dead bird
  • Purple asters looking out from the Adobe
  • Color contrast of pool and ocean
April 30, 2021 - tietjenl
A beautiful, peaceful morning on Mile 194 at a negative tide. Less marine litter collected than a few months ago. People were enjoying the trail, pebble shoreline and tidepools respectfully. No...
March 4, 2021 - tietjenl
A blustery day on the beach today. No concerns or significant changes noted, but as I'm new to CoastWatch, I'm still taking note of the normal baselines. I spotted one Black Oystercatcher on the...
February 13, 2021 - tietjenl
  • Styrofoam debris
  • Adobe frontage
  • North toward Adobe
  • South from Adobe

2017

May 23, 2017 - DepoeRena
I walked this mile in the early morning hours and only saw two people.  Tide was low, but incoming.  Light breeze and moderate inversion layer.  This shoreline is surprisingly free of litter.  Micro...
  • Dead sea lion
  • Bluff erosion near 2nd St
  • Bluff Erosion

2016

November 28, 2016 - Volunteer Trainer
28 Nov 2016 Smelt Sands Beach, Yachats Oregon. NOT JTMD. Polystyrene filled concrete float washed onto beach in late morning. Broken on impact of beaching.  Remaining surfaces that had been below...

2009

February 2, 2009 - PhelpsPham
Beautiful, calm day a day after a very windy day. Saw some crows eating two dead fish, another rocky cove filled with foam, and found an unusual egg sac - most likely fish eggs. Very little human...
  • Found near Adobe Inn on rocks.
  • not sure what this is?
  • Foam-filled rocky cove

2008

October 19, 2008 - wallytina
Will try and send a photo next time......it was a beautiful day with a nice group of people enjoying our coast trails and beaches.Everything was awesome.!!!