Mile 196 Report

September 2, 2019
by Pardiatthebeach

Location:
Lincoln
Vingie Creek, San Marine Beach south
Conditions:
Monday 9:45 AM
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the E
Tide Level:
0.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
33
Dogs:
10
Activities:
Walking / Running:
32
Sitting:
1
Person who was sitting had been camping on the beach
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Observed an osprey diving and catching a fish.
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Species/names:
gulls
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells
New Development:
Modifications:
Dune Modification·Sand removal
A roughly 15 foot wide section of the bluff has been removed completely, sand and vegetation gone. It was probably about 3 or 4 feet tall. Will include pic.
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Since this is Labor Day there was lot of activity on the beach.  Many people and dogs. We noticed the bluff had been excavated about a quarter mile north of Vingie Creek. Sand and vegetation had been removed from a section about 15 feet wide going back about 40 feet. The removed height was about 3 feet. 

  • Bluff removed
    Quarter mile north of Vingie Creek
    September 2, 2019
  • Tracks on the beach
    North of Vingie Creek
    September 2, 2019
Other Mile 196 Reports (16)

2019

June 2, 2019 - Pardiatthebeach
The last few months have brought in driftwood along the high tide line, including some large logs. Minimal plastic debris at this time. 
March 1, 2019 - Pardiatthebeach
Big winter waves pulled many feet of sand off the beach, exposing some rock and gravel beds. Sand is gradually filling back in. They also made an impact on the bluffs, creating some small erosion....

2018

December 1, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach
With the better weather lots of people and dogs were on the beach. Higher winter tides are washing up to the banks and the plants that colonized the sand over the summer are being washed away. Still...
August 31, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach
Since it is the Friday before Labor Day weekend 6 people and 4 dogs were out. A couple of wood "forts" are built on the upper sand. Since there have been no big tides vegetation and grass is growing...
August 23, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach
Found a small dead shark while walking the beach this morning. It is about 3-3.5 feet in length.
  • Salmon Shark-Lamna ditropis
May 27, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach
Today was the most people we have seen on this beach, but it is the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and it is sunny! 28 walkers, 3 runners, 8 dogs and a couple groups sitting and playing in the sand....
March 1, 2018 - Pardiatthebeach
Winter waves have been washing all the way up to the bluffs and vegetation zone. Some damage to stairs and railings. A dead porpoise or dolphin washed in 2/19 and now is mostly just a carcass due to...

2017

December 1, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach
High tides are now reaching all the way to the bluff in most places. All driftwood shelters have been knocked down by waves.  Found 15 pieces of large manmade debris over a meter in size, mostly wood...
September 1, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach
Only two pieces of large debris, both rope. No small and only slight medium debris. Some sand and vegatation building up above tideline, since tide has not been very high.  There are a couple of...
June 2, 2017 - Pardiatthebeach
We started surveying this beach for marine debris in December 2016 for COASST. This is our first report for Coast Watch. Many more people walking the beach this month, and more dogs. Much less debris...

2012

June 9, 2012 - oceanloonie
My COASST survey partner, Bert Johnstone, and I came across this seal while on our survey Saturday the 9th of June. It was on an open expanse of beach, ocean-side of the wrack, at low tide. It was...
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2009

October 8, 2009 - yhobbits
This is my first report of this mile. I am still learning about it. It appears to be an exceptionally clean mile with little or no noticeable litter or garbage. This time there were large sea gull...

2007

December 13, 2007 - bertjohnst
A cool drizzly day with surprisingly little animate life about apart from a little lady gathering shells and a bald eagle circling off shore. Except for the presence of numerous large logs, the beach...
September 19, 2007 - bertjohnst
A sunny day with a strong north wind carrying sand southwards. Thirteen people, all quite bundled up, were moving about on the beach, along with the usual sparse contingent of gulls, crows, and...
May 19, 2007 - bertjohnst
A mild, sunny morning over a beach swept clean of debris. A remarkable number of people present (24) mostly taking walks; exceptionally few birds: no gulls, one charadrius vociferus, and a few beach...
February 5, 2007 - bertjohnst
Beach unusually storm-swept, but otherwise its normal wild self.