Mile 229 Report

September 30, 2007
by SKrein

Location:
Lincoln
South Depoe Bay
Conditions:
Sunday 10:00 AM
Party cloudy
55° F
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
3
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
0
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)
New Development:
Bluff development
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Reported clearing of property on sandstone bluff, overlooking Little Whale Cove, to property manager. Recently purchased property had path and overlook to edge of bluff cleared of riparian growth. Property manager stated that property owner would be contacted and advised that clearing of land along the bluff is ill advised, threatening nearby properties in that area. We discussed a suggestion that the property owner be encouraged to take a look at Fishing Rock and the homes that have lost frontage, partially due to removal of riparian growth and being built too close to the edge of the bluff, resulting in their having to move their homes back at least 50 feet.Property manager further stated that there were State Lands people she could bring in to talk to the property owner. This had been effective in previous situations of similar nature.
Summary:
We noted several concerns with newly-developed property at Little Whale Cove. The Property manager stated that there were State Lands people she could bring in to talk to the property owner. This had been effective in previous situations of similar nature.
  • View of path and short stairway to the edge of the bluff.
    View of path and short stairway to the edge of the bluff.
    Near head of bluff overlooking Whale Cove
    October 3, 2007
  • View from stairway to the edge of the bluff.
    View from stairway to the edge of the bluff.
    Near head of bluff overlooking Whale Cove
    October 3, 2007
Other Mile 229 Reports (12)

2018

December 22, 2018 - njwhite
Mile # 229 consists of a rocky basalt coastline which rises approximately 50-70 feet from the ocean, making the area close to the ocean inaccessible. There is walkway in the community of Little Whale...
  • Looking north from pathway in LWC
  • North end of LWC walkway
  • View to the north on mile 229
  • Surfer near the cove during king tide
  • Little Whale Cove king tide December 22, 2018
August 28, 2018 - njwhite
Observed young Black Oystercatcher and parent on the rocks near the whale watching platform. We took part in a Black Oystercatcher study this past spring to see if a nesting spot could be located....

2017

November 4, 2017 - njwhite
Pictures were taken from a central point along mile 229 looking to the north and south
  • Mile 229 king tide 2017

2013

July 13, 2013 - [email protected]
MP229 Description90% of the mile is a pillow basalt headland rising approximately 50 feet above mean sea level. The remaining 10%, near the south end, is a small cove (Little Whale Cove) caused by...
  • MP229 Looking North from U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey marker #2  visible in lower center.
  • MP229 Looking South from U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey marker #2 visible in lower center of photo

2012

December 14, 2012 - [email protected]
Observed high tide (King Tide) at 11:50 a.m. 12/14/2012.Partly sunny with light wind. Occasional big waves sending spray above shoreline path at Little Whale Cove residential area. In Little Whale...
  • December 14, 2012, "King Tide" of 10.6 feet at 11:50am breaches bedrock lip of Little Whale Cove

2010

November 12, 2010 - [email protected]
Beautiful fall day between storms. Lots of woody material and kelp at upper part of beach, indicating a very high surf/tide event in recent past. Three seagulls bathing in Little Whale Cove at time...
  • Typical basalt shoreline along milepost 229
  • Woody material, kelp and matted grass indicating high surf/tide within Little Whale Cove
May 13, 2010 - [email protected]
It’s a beautiful sunny day at the beach with little wind. All along mp229 all is quiet except for an occasional person or couple, generally with a dog or two on leash, taking a stroll along the...

2009

September 24, 2009 - [email protected]
Lots of whale watching activity by small boats from Depoe Bay. About six to twelve whales commonly spotted 1/4 to 1/2 mole offshore of Milepost 229. Healthy looking kelp beds immediately offshore of...

2008

July 19, 2008 - SKrein
Saw and photographed a great blue heron. It was first seen fishing in small pool of water beneath a log. These herons often seek food (fish) in areas where fresh and salt water are close by, as is...
  • Photo taken in Whale Cove.  Was first seen fishing in small pool of water beneath a log.These herons often seek food (fish) in areas where fresh and salt water are close by, as is the case in the cove.

2007

September 18, 2007 - [email protected]
Calm; no remarkable observations of concern.
June 19, 2007 - SKrein
A local beach cleanup was held on Sunday, June 17, so there is very little to report in the way of debris in the cove. Most of the logs that had come in over the past quarter were cut and burned,...
April 5, 2007 - spleague
Very little debris on the beach in the cove.