Mile 2 Report

February 28, 2009
by floral

McVay Creek, South of Red Point
Saturday 10:00 AM
Tide Level:
3.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
no one seen
Notable Wildlife:
seagulls, cormorants
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
fish heads only
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
large logs & roots washed up
New Development:
Bluff development
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling·Landslides/major boulder falls
This report is from Southwind point to past McVay Park part of mile 2.Note the pictures show mud slides down from the cliffs of dirt as well as plants.The long log has been on the shore since Dec 08, moving around a lot. The big Park Stump also moved a bit.Pictures show erosion under the trees and roots bare.
Beautiful day of sunshine and enjoyed the walk of part of mile 2 area. (from Southwind point to past the McVay Park.)Noted footprints of dogs and a person, the river otter prints also but saw no one. One dead harbor seal that the birds have been trying to get rid of.The erosion of the bluff about 1/2 mile south of my walk was new. New rooted tree stumps and a few water bottles.see pictures.
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January 30, 2014 - floral
Mile two has had a busy week with the debri washing-up from the boat that sank in the harbor . A dog, jackets and shoes . Also a few Lingcod heads , chitons, dead infant seal and earlier in the...
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  • Mcvey Rock park
  • Cormorants on Rock middle of mile 2


December 1, 2013 - floral
I try and walk this mile three or four times a week.The changes are wonderful shifting of driftwood and sand. never a boring walk. Wish I could get around the points and see past the "do not...


January 28, 2010 - 1beachboy
Beach was very normal and natural. A small amount of styrofoam (3 small pieces) was disposed of properly. There were no litter or can problems. There is more driftwood along the shore because of...


December 13, 2009 - 1beachboy
September 3, 2009 - 1beachboy
Beach was clear of all types of trash and in very good condition. Vegetation is growing right down to tidal area. Very little sign of human activity.
March 8, 2009 - 1beachboy
The shore showed very little change from prior walks. The beach was clean with very little litter washed ashore.
March 2, 2009 - floral
The last part of mile 2 (ends at Red Point) I was able to walk because no one around to stop me when I went looking for permission to pass the NO TRESPASS signs. New development of the Southwind...


November 13, 2008 - [email protected]
No visible activity, probably due to the windy weather but mainly because it was high tide and little of the beach was walkable. Next trip I'll check the tide tables first berore going.Apparently...
July 15, 2008 - [email protected]
Very quiet day; ocean completely flat and no people/cars around. All looked normal.
May 16, 2008 - [email protected]
Beach looked in good shape from on the bluffs. Due to minor continuing erosion of path, which was bad before, I was unable to get down to beach: cause mainly a creaky, stiff old body. Some folks...
  • Man with pail pickling up trash.
  • Nrew steps leading part way down the bluff
February 13, 2008 - floral
Walked the whole mile in two days and found the tides and rain has caused erosion to the bluffs near the McVey Park. found one dead Grebe again(9 total this year) the mile was very clean of trash and...
  • large piling 12"x12"x25 feet washed up below the Hasting's cannery
February 9, 2008 - [email protected]
Beautiful, warm sunny day. Many people on top of bluff in day use area, but only one, with a dog,on the bit of beach that wasn't covered by the high and winter tide. What I could see looked normal...
  • Log floating in the high tide near ther  beach.
January 23, 2008 - floral
mile 2 has sand shifts. Towards the Mcvey Park the sand has gone and left large rocks and fist size rocks where sand used to be and the sand hascome back to the western side of the mile. only on...
  • landslide on mile 2
  • dead grebe  found and have pictures of 6 only uploading one for ID
  • Sunset


November 22, 2007 - floral
I love to walk this mile, when the tides let me.beautiful day The Black Turnstones were so pretty in flight and was glad to see them again.
  • Turnstones on the sand mile 2
  • Black Turnstones on the rock
August 27, 2007 - [email protected]
Some erosion at foot of bluffs and small trees dislodged and fallen over, but it looks pretty much as to be expected. No human intervention apparent.
June 1, 2007 - [email protected]
Beach is getting steeper due to wave action, but in general things seem fine. Winter storm action is evident everywhere. Giant redwood stump moved inland 15 feet--impressive!
  • Giant redwood stump moved in winter sotrm 15 feet.
  • Winter storm washed tree roots mostly bare.
  • Looking north on Mile 2 from bluff of McVay Rock Wayside
April 23, 2007 - Harbor Jo
Noticed more people than usual. Fisherman had caught some fish. Generally there is some regrowth of vegetation on previously eroded slopes.
March 13, 2007 - Harbor Jo
Heavy rains over the last two months have caused additional gradual cliff erosion. In Low tides there are generally more rocks exposed in the surfline. Large timbers are scattered on the beach.